The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 31 (1953) > Issues > Issue 7 > Bending Moments in Box-Shaped Reservoirs
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Bending Moments in Box-Shaped Reservoirs

For the computation of stresses in box-shaped tanks, methods of different kinds exist. The so-called rigid methods take into account as many factors as possible, thus arriving at fairly correct results, but they involve laborious mathematics. On the other hand, the usual approximate methods give rise to simple formulas but, owing to the simplifications necessarily assumed in such methods, they cannot claim to take full account of the elastic behaviour of the structure. In the following method a middle course is adopted. Professor Dr. Ing. Hermann Craemer

Author(s): Craemer, Hermann

Keywords: tanks;stresses;analysis;reinforced concrete;square;polygonal