Installation of Water Tanks in the USA

Customer Project

Tank Producer Aquamate, Australia
Tank Structural Design Rocky Summit EC, USA
Aquamate, a leading manufacturer of corrugated water tanks in Australia, plans to enter the North American market by the end of 2016.

Therefore, it is necessary to verify that the tanks meet all US codes and standards before the end of the year. Rocky Summit Engineering Consulting from Irving, Texas, a customer of Dlubal Software, has been responsible for the structural analysis and design of the tanks according to the American standard ANSI/AISC 360‑10.


The structure was modeled and designed with RFEM. Scaled tank models were generated and calculated considering all load cases (snow, wind, earthquake, etc.) according to applicable codes in various regions of the country.

“The software ensured code compliance of the water tanks for different regions across the US. In addition, it was possible to determine the limit of sales coverage based on the structural results. In this way, we were able to create solutions to extend these limits to other extreme environmental conditions, such as for example, California has a high risk of earthquakes or higher elevations with increased snow loads, ”explains Fernando Peña from Rocky Summit EC.

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