Title page for ETD etd-11142012-040107
|Type of Document
||Devens, Patrick E.
||Shear analysis of rectangular concrete tanks considering interaction of plate elements
||Master of Science
|Moore, Joseph H.
|Barker, Richard M.
|Garst, Donald A.
|Date of Defense
The program described in this paper is capable of determining
horizontal and vertical shear resultants at any point within a one,
two, or three plate system where plates are joined at ninety degree
angles. Program options allow for tapered walls and combinations of
both uniform and triangular loads for each type plate problem. The
three plate solution process automatically imposes boundary conditions
conducive to one quarter of a monolithically constructed rectangular
tank system due to tank symmetry. The plate dead weight effects and
their associated shear force upon the floor plate are also accounted
for when analyzing the three plate problem. Difficulties are
encountered in the refinement of plate finite element meshes due to
program computer storage requirements. The result is that derived
resultant values do correlate with published solutions for one or two
plate problems. Three plate problems require at least an 8x8 plate
mesh, 8.7 megabits computer storage, to provide acceptable resultant
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