Seismic Design and Analysis of Tanks


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<p><b>A detailed view on the effects of seismic activity on tank structures</b></p> <p>As the use of underground storage tanks (USTs) continues to grow&mdash;with approximately 545 thousand in the US alone&mdash;the greatest threat to&nbsp;from USTs is the contamination of groundwater, a vital source of drinking water throughout the world and one that close to half of Americans rely upon. These tanks suffer a great deal of strain during an earthquake, as a complicated pattern of stress affects them such that poorly designed tanks have leaked, buckled, or even collapsed during seismic events.</p> <p><i>Seismic Design and Analysis of Tanks</i> provides the first in-depth discussion of the principles and applications of shell structure design and earthquake engineering focused on tank structures, and how these methodologies can help prevent the destruction of USTs during earthquakes. Providing a thorough examination into the design, analysis, and performance of steel, reinforced concrete, and precast tanks, this book takes a look at tanks that are aboveground, underground, or elevated and evaluates the efficacy of each method during times of turbulence&mdash;and it does so without getting bogged down with impenetrable math and theory. Readers will also find:</p> <ul> <li>Global approach for the best analytical and practical solutions available in each region</li> <li>Discussion of the latest US codes and standards from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE 7), American Concrete Institute (ACI 350,3, 371.R), American Water Works Association (AWWA D100, D110, D115), and the American Petroleum Institute (API 650)</li> <li>An overview of European codes and standards including Eurocode 8-4 and CEN-EN 14015</li> <li>Hundreds of step-by-step equations accompanied by illustrations</li> <li>Photographs that feature real-world damage to tanks caused by seismic events</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for practicing structural engineers, geotechnical engineers, civil engineers, and engineers of all kinds who are responsible for the design, analysis, and performance of tanks and foundations&mdash;as well as students studying engineering&mdash;<i>Seismic Design and Analysis of Tanks</i> is the first work of its kind to deal with seismic engineering performance of storage tanks.</p>