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Base Isolation of Timber Stave Reservoirs

RJW Granwal MIPENZ, MIEAust, RPEQ, CPEng., Senior Lecturer


The base-isolated timber stave reservoir is now firmly established in the Pacific as a proven choice for the storage of water volumes up to 3megalitre. It must be noted that the now highly rationalised timber structure may well meet performance criteria better than those built from alternative materials.

Computer model of staves and rafters showing independence of floor construction.

Keywords: Reservoir, Tank, Wood, Water, Earthquake, Cyclone.

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