**Tutorial Manual of Axisymmetric Structures and Tanks**

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**Tutorial Manual**contains an overview of dealing with**analyzing circular cylindrical shells structures**. It is also considered, circular cylindrical tank resting on layered soil as one unit taking into account the**soil-structure interaction effect**. It describes the processes of modeling the problems, carrying out the analyses, viewing and printing the results. It provides the user**skills**, which he needs to use**. It also takes the user gradually through some simple examples. Carrying out these examples will help the user to become familiar with the most important functions of***ELPLA***for analyzing shell structures. Before attempting a real project with***ELPLA***, it is recommended that the user tries to carry out the given problems.***ELPLA*Example 1: Analysis of a circular loaded area resting on different soil layers

An example of a loaded area resting on different soil layers is selected to illustrate some features of

*ELPLA*for analyzing shell elements using circular and annular elements. Example 1: Analysis of a circular loaded area resting on different soil layers |

ELPLA -Circular loaded area |

Example 2: Analysis of an annular plate resting on Winkler's medium

Example 3: Analysis of a tank with a fixed base

Example 4: Analysis of a reservoir wall with a variable wall thickness

Example 5: Analysis of a tank covered with a spherical dome

Example 6: Analysis of a tank resting on Winkler's medium

Example 7: Analysis of a tank with a conical base resting on Winkler's medium

Example 8: Analysis of a tank resting on half space soil medium

Example 9: Analysis of a tank with a different base thickness resting on half space soil medium

Example 10: Analysis of a cylindrical water container with a conical base

Example 11: Analysis of a chimney with a hyperbolic shell wall

Example 12: Analysis of an irregular container resting on a layered soil

Example 13: Analysis of a circular silo for storing bulk materials