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I design them as an open tank using PCA publication- except of course the
earth pressure is on the outside. You end up with some good sized
negative moments at the corners.

Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA

On Thu, 21 Mar 2002 16:16:12 -0600 "Helen Zhou"
<Helen_Zhou(--nospam--at)stlouisco.com> writes:
> ** Proprietary **
>
> One of our local engineer (MO) uses rectangular concrete tank model
> to design residential basement walls. (Based on PCA publish,
> Rectangular Concrete Tanks). He assumed that the one side of
> basement wall is a big concrete plate with top free, bottom hinge,
> and two sides fixed (limitation: length/height =<4). The book
> provides all the design tables for the plate models. All his designs
> will conclude  2 bars at top, middle and bottom of the foundation
> walls.
>
> Any comments ? Please help !
>
>
> Helen Zhou, PE
>
>
>
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