Wind Loading and Response of Cooling Towers

by Norman J. Sollenberger, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Princeton Univ., Princeton, N.J.,
David P. Billington, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Princeton Univ., Princeton, N.J.,
Robert H. Scanlan, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Princeton Univ., Princeton, N.J.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 3, Pg. 601-621


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The paper considers wind loadings on cooling towers from both a static and dynamic point of view. Field measurements of wind pressure on full-scale towers provide the main basis for study, and the paper includes a review of how measurements were taken, an interpretation of field data for quasi-static designs, and one suggested procedure for applying field data to a more complete dynamic analysis of the tower response in gusting wind.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Wind loads | Wind pressure | Cooling towers | Pressure measurement | Data analysis | Dynamic analysis

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