Optimum Proportions of Cylindrical Steel Water Tanks

by Kiran K. Singh,
Prabhata K. Swamee,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 5, Pg. 1193-1197

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this note are presented simple nondimensional relations for the same, in the case of tanks in which a minimum nominal thickness governs the design. It is assumed that the ring beams, stiffeners, local thickening of plate and accessories such as ladder, etc. have a negligible effect on the optimum proportions of the container. This reduces the problem to the determination of proportion for which, for a specified capacity, the container has a minimum surface area.

Subject Headings: Cylindrical tanks | Water tanks | Steel | Storage tanks | Professional societies | Case studies | Thickness | Beams

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