The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 41 (1963) > Issues > Issue 12 > Bending moments in square concrete tanks resting on flat rigid supports
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Bending moments in square concrete tanks resting on flat rigid supports

The analysis of tanks resting on flat rigid supports is complicated by the non-linear behaviour of the base slab due to the change of support conditions with variations in loading. The partial loss of contact between the floor slab and the rigid support has a critical effect upon the magnitude of the maximum bending moments developed in the tank. Since the principle of superposition is no longer valid the extent of this loss of contact cannot be determined directly. J. D. DAVIES

Author(s): Davies, J D

Keywords: deflecting;tanks;concrete;square;analysis;slabs