The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 65 (1987) > Issues > Issue 15 > A Design Philosophy for Large Storage Tank Braced Dome Roofs
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A Design Philosophy for Large Storage Tank Braced Dome Roofs

The paper presents a design philosophy for large storage tank roofs which makes use of finite element analysis to asess and develop simplified structural mathematical models of the roof components. The aim is to provide the designer with an optimked structural layout, and suitable section sizes, which both satisfies structural standards and is cost effective. The approach is illustrated with reference to two different types of domed roof which are widely used in practice. G. Thomson, G.K. Schleyer and Professor A.S. Tooth