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Analysis of Economical Design of RCC Water Tanks of Different Shapes

Chhavi Narayan Dewangan, Rahul Rathore


The various overhead water tanks are constructed for direct distribution by gravity flow without pumping and are usually of capacities ranging from 50 to 3000 KL. All the tanks are designed as crack free structures to reduce any leakage. The present article gives in brief, the theory behind the design of liquid retaining structure (circular water tank with flexible and rigid base and rectangular underground water tank). The present paper gives view for safe design with low cost of the tank and gives the designer relationship curve between design variable. Thus, design of tank can be more reliable, durable, economical and simple. The study helps us to analyze different types of overhead water tanks in considering the design philosophy for the safe and economical design of water tank.

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