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Title: Seismic Base Shear - Tank With Supported Bottom

When calculating the seismic base shear for a tank with supported bottom per the Rigid Structures Criteria of UBC section 1634.3, should the weight of the foundation(pile cap) be included in W when the foundation is pile-supported?

Kevin J. Klarkowski
Jacobs - Green Bay
kevin.klarkowski(--nospam--at)jacobs.com


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