Colville Reservoir Tank

Colville Reservoir Tank

Concrete Reservoir: Water tank designed for seismic forces

DCI Engineers designed a 1 million gallon, partially buried, circular water reservoir (86’ diameter x 26’ tall). To minimize water leakage through the floor of the tank, post-tensioned concrete construction was utilized. The roof structure consisted of pre-cast beams and columns supporting hollow-core planks to help with the project construction schedule. For analysis, DCI prepared a 3D finite element analysis (FEA) model to aid in analyzing the dynamic sloshing forces produced by water during a simulated seismic event.

Location: 
Colville, Washington
Primary Material: 
Concrete
Type: 
Industrial
Sector: 
Industrial

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