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Major capacity overhead circular shaped tanks are used to store a variety of liquids, e.g. water for drinking, fire fighting, petroleum, chemicals, and liquefied natural gas. A water tank is used to store to tide over the daily requirements. Intze tank is a type of elevated water tank supported on staging circular tanks is defined as bottom portion of circular tank, as the bottom portion is provided in flat shape and it is observed that bottom thickness and reinforcement is found to be heavy. It is found in analysis that the bearing capacity increases for the same wind speed volume of concrete and quantity of steel both are decreased. The observed bearing capacity of the soil is 200 KN/m2. In this present study structural aspects such as Axial forces, shear forces and bending moments are compared for different structural components of tank. The main aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of lateral forces (like seismic and wind forces) on elevated water tanks. For the sake of simplification of analysis, STAAD Pro. V8i is use. The results which are obtained from STAAD are used for the design of respective members of the tank and an attempt is made to understand its behaviour structurally.


Finite element method, Dynamic Analysis, RCC over head tank, Shear forces, Bending Moments.

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Asif Khan, “Design of R.C.C over Head Tank”, IEJRD - International Multidisciplinary Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, p. 4, Jul. 2014.