Earthquake Response of Elevated Tanks and Vessels

by D.F. Moran,
J.A. Cheney,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 2, Pg. 1-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


Recent western United States earthquakes, provided tests of many structures specifically designed to resist earthquake forces; method of analysis is discussed wherein minor damage to elevated water tank towers and refinery vessels can be satisfactorily explained.

Subject Headings: Earthquakes | Water tanks | Structural analysis | Seismic design | Damage (structural) | Ships | United States

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