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Good for you! It's good to know young engineers take challenges. If you're
in Mexico, try the CFE Manual for Seismic Design (the biggest electricity
company in Mexico for those of you in other places). Chapter 3.9 deals with
tank design and the 3.9.3 section gives you an idea of how to build your
model for elevated tanks.

Hope this helps, although I would also like another reference.


Francisco Diego

-----Original Message-----
From: Juan José Treff De la Mora [mailto:jjtreff(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Martes 5 de Junio de 2001 13:28
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Cc: JLUTZ(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: HIGH TANK

I am sorry for my English. It is an elevated tank (not a high tank). The
tank is 179 in tall, 132 in diameter and holds 10565 gal of water. The wall
and the bottom are 1/4" steel plate and the top is 3/16" steel plate. It
should be placed at 72 ft above the ground. It is located on a high risk
seismic zone and in an open field with 70 mph winds. And yes, I am very new
at this. I have a bachelor degree in civil engineering and a masters degree
in structural engineering. I just finished the second one. I am 27 years old
and this is the 6th job I am doing.



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