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EIT looking for reference material

EIT looking for reference material

EIT looking for reference material

Greetings- I'm a recent civil engineer graduate with 10 yrs of various experience with an AST manufacturer / erector.  I'm now serving as an engineer in training (EIT).  I'm using API 650, AISC Steel Const Manual, ASCE 7, and a book title Above Ground Storage Tanks authored by Meyers as my learning tools - as well as my mentor.  Can anyone lead me towards additional resources that will provide confidence in tank design?  I wish I could find examples of load distribution for structurally supported roofs, examples of beam analysis for roof rafters and girders, columns, shell stiffening, seismic design, etc...  
Thanks, I appreciate all suggestions.

RE: EIT looking for reference material

If you are speaking of pressure vessels and/or tanks with fluids, I think you already have one of the best references.

If you are talking about bulk solids, there are others that you need.  Not being at the office I don't have the name, but you could google Gaylord & Gaylord.

RE: EIT looking for reference material


I suggest that you also pursue the design of pressure vessels and not limit yourself to flat bottomed tanks.

Many, many good books available out there regarding pressure vessel design.

Additionally, I would review those design rules related to bulk storage. Silos, bins hoppers etc....

You employer probably also will take in work dealing with AWWA tanks.

AWWA -D100 and D103 are good places to start.

Where do you want to go and what do you want to be doing in a couple of years ???



RE: EIT looking for reference material

Very good point.  I found two texts: Pressure Vessel Handbook by Megyesy, and Process Equipment Design / Vessel Design by Brownell.  I will also look into bulk storage as you mentioned.  Thanks for the suggestions!
My goal for the next few years is to become proficient at design, I intend to earn my PE, and then take over the company (just kidding... sort of).    

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