Design of Legs Welded Directly to Conical Shaped Bottoms

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Posted in: , on 7. Oct. 2002 - 10:25


My name is Michael Whytlaw and I have just begun working as a Mechanical Engineer for an Engineering Fabrication company that manufacture wine tanks and silos.

I have been asked to design a wine tank that requires the legs to be welded directly to the conical shaped bottom part of the tank.

So far I have not been able to find any literature on the design of legs that are welded directly to the cone at the bottom.

Is there any literature available on this?

If not, does anyone know of an analytical approach that can be used to design the legs to connect to the tank in this manner?

Michael Whytlaw

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