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Structural assessment for reinforced concrete elevated overhead water tank

(M.Tech) Structural Engineering, Dept. of Civil Engineering
Associate Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering Priyadarshini Institute of Technology & Management

Storage reservoirs and overhead tank are used to store water, liquid petroleum, petroleum products and similar liquids. The force analysis of the reservoirs or tanks is about the same irrespective of the chemical nature of the product. As from very offensive past records, many reinforced concrete elevated water tanks were collapsed or highly damaged during the earthquakes all over the world. General observations are pointing out the reasons towards the failure of supporting system which reveals that the supporting system of the elevated tanks has more critical importance than the other structural types of tanks. Most of the damages observed during the seismic events arise due to the causes like improper/unsuitable design of supporting system, mistakes during selection of supporting system, improper arrangement of supporting elements and/or underestimated demand or overestimated strength. The present work aims at checking the adequacy of water tank supported on shafts for the seismic excitations. The result shows that structure response is exceedingly influenced by different capacities of water tank and their one mass and two mass models and earthquake characteristics.

SK.NASEEMA,G.SHANI PRIYANKA."Structural assessment for reinforced concrete elevated overhead water tank". International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends (IJCERT) ,ISSN:2349-7084 ,Vol.2, Issue 12,pp.965-970 , December- 2015, URL :,

Keywords : Elevated water tanks, Reinforced concrete, Seismic response, Tank Staging

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