Design of Liquid Retaining Concrete Structures Third Edition

Design of Liquid Retaining Concrete Structures Third Edition

J.P. Forth and A.J. Martin

Preference :

It is common practice to use reinforced or prestressed concrete structures for the
storage of water and other aqueous liquids. Similar design methods may also be used
to design basements in buildings where groundwater must be excluded. For such purposes
as these, concrete is generally the most economical material of construction
and, when correctly designed and constructed, will provide long life and low maintenance
costs. The design methods given in this book are appropriate for the following
types of structure (all of which are in-line with the scope of Part 3 of Eurocode 2,
BS EN 1992-3, 2006): storage tanks, reservoirs, swimming pools, elevated tanks (not
the tower supporting the tank), ponds, settlement tanks, basement walls, and similar
structures (Figures 1.1 and 1.2). Specifically excluded are dams, structures subjected
to dynamic forces, and pipelines, aqueducts or other types of structure for the conveyance
of liquids.
It is convenient to discuss designs for the retention of water, but the principles
apply equally to the retention of other aqueous liquids. In particular, sewage tanks
are included. The pressures on a structure may have to be calculated using a specific
gravity greater than unity, where the stored liquid is of greater density than water.
Throughout this book, it is assumed that water is the retained liquid unless any other
qualification is made. The term ‘structure’ is used in the book to describe the vessel or
container that retains or excludes the liquid.

A structure that is designed to retain liquids must fulfill the requirements for normal
structures in having adequate strength, durability, and freedom from excessive cracking
or deflection. In addition, it must be designed so that the liquid is not allowed
to leak or percolate through the concrete structure. In the design of normal building
structures, the most critical aspect of the design is to ensure that the structure retains
its stability under the applied (permanent and variable) actions. In the design of structures
to retain liquids, it is usual to find that if the structure has been proportioned and
reinforced so that the liquid is retained without leakage (i.e. satisfying the Serviceability
Limit State, SLS), then the strength (the Ultimate Limit State, ULS requirements)

Content :
  • Introduction
  • Basis of design and materials
  • Design of reinforced concrete
  • Design of prestressed concrete
  • Distribution reinforcement and joints: Design for thermal stresses and shrinkage in restrained panels
  • Design calculations
  • Testing and rectification
  • Vapour exclusion

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