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Re: A new angle on "Sliding" - unanchored tanks without bottom plate???

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This is strange and I have not come across one without a bottom plate.  Have
them conform the design to the following section of the code:  1997 UBC
section 1634.4 (2) which refers to a national standard - API/AWWA.

Aswin Rangaswamy, P.E.
SHA Coffman Engineers

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yousefi, Ben" <Ben.Yousefi(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:34 PM
Subject: RE: A new angle on "Sliding" - unanchored tanks

> Thanks to all who have responded and please keep it coming. I have
> great input to my question so far. Just a point of clarification though
> (which I should have put in the original posting). The Tank does not have
> base, per se. It is comprised of a wall (shell) and a roof that is
> at the perimeter to the wall and is supported by intermediate columns
> the tank. However, for the base, the water just rests on a thin layer of
> concrete that has no attachment to the rest of the structure.
> Ben Yousefi, SE
> San Jose, CA

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