Computer aided design of post-tensioned concrete reservoirs

Oztorun N. K., UTKU M.

COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES, vol.80, pp.2195-2207, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0045-7949(02)00244-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2195-2207
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


A computer method based on the classical shell and plate theories is presented for the elastic analysis of cylindrical water tanks subjected to axisymmetrical loading and post-tensioning loads. A spherical dome or circular plate roof, cylindrical container, top and bottom ring beams together with a circular plate foundation are considered as possible components of a water tank in the flexibility formulation. Classical shell, plate, and ring beam theories are used to obtain flexibility coefficients. A computer program has been developed based on this formulation and successfully used in the design of post-tensioned concrete water tanks with diameters of 80 m built in Saudi Arabia. (C) 2002 Civil-Comp Ltd. and Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.