Computer aided design of medium size reinforced concrete liquid retaining tanks

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Computer-aided design is a useful tool for the analysis and design of medium size reinforced concrete liquid retaining tanks since the process includes computations of repeated or iterative nature and the use of various design charts. Not infrequently inadvertent mistakes fatal to the design are introduced in the tedious calculations or in interpolation of the numerous design charts. In this paper, the development and verification of a user-friendly computer program, written in PASCAL Language and tailored for such a purpose is presented and discussed. The design is performed in compliance with the relevant British Standards for liquid retaining structures. Four different configurations, namely, rectangular tank on roof, underground rectangular tank, circular tank on roof and underground are considered in the model. The tank sizes are limited to 6 m in both width, length and depth and in such cases no supporting columns will be required. (Author)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-26
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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