A wastewater treatment company and long-term client, recently contracted J3 Engineering Group to optimize their large wastewater filtration tanks.
J3 was tasked with design optimization that involved two key components. The first involved using a client-provided model to perform a complete structural analysis of the tank. The bearing condition was modeled to realistically represent the permanent conditions that would be expected in the actual anchored and grouted base condition. The second involved optimizing the supporting legs of the tank for effective cost management. This analysis condition was created to properly envelope the stresses in the legs of the tank.
J3 not only met the client’s needs, but also developed new ways to improve the FEA process. The project is complete and will better serve the community by providing cleaner water for years to come.