Mean Wind Loading on Rough-Walled Cooling Towers
Mean pressure distributions were measured on a cooling tower model in uniform wind for several longitudinal-rib configurations and two uniformly distributed roughnesses. The base pressure...

Inflatable Dam Regulates River Level
Inflatable dams are economically feasible for maintaining a required constant water elevation on rivers and streams where flooding poses problems. Puncture resistant material, inflated...

Zinc Paint Can Save $500,000 On Your Powerplant
Zinc-rich paints have been used for 20 years now. However, those responsible for protecting powerplants and many other utility and industrial structures are still using the alkyd paints....

Liquefaction Considerations for Two Submerged Essential Cooling Ponds

Seismic Design of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers

Desigin of Cooling Towers for Wind

Makeup Requirements for Cooling Ponds
This country's demand for electricity has doubled every 10 yr for the last few decades. At present, the rate of growth is even greater. Expert opinion suggests this trend will continue...

Determining Ambient Water Temperatures
Regulations concerning discharge of condenser cooling water from power plants frequently refer to temperature rises above ambient temperature. A method to determine ambient temperature...

Interaction of Multiple Jets with Ambient Current
The numerical calculation of the complex hydraulic interaction between a cooling water discharge and an ambient current is described. The calculated flow patterns compare favorably with...

Buckling of Cooling-Tower Shells: State-of-the-Art
Various analytical, experimental, and numerical contributions to the buckling analyses of large hyperbolic cooling towers are summarized. The previously published results for axisymmetric...

Buckling of Cooling-Tower Shells: Bifurcation Results
This paper describes studies of bifurcation buckling of hyperboloids used for large-scale cooling towers. Those studies include the effects of flexible supports, combined loadings from...

Nuclear Power Plant Cooling System Selection
A method of cost-effectiveness was used to identify the best cooling system for a 4,400-MW nuclear power plant. Three alternative cooling systems were analyzed: (1) Recirculating cooling...

Use of Computers in Transmission Tower Design
A computer program for the design and analysis of steel transmission towers or general trusses is presented. Successive iterations between analysis and design, with a tolerance controlled...

Hydraulic Modeling of Shallow Cooling Ponds
The cooling performance of a shallow cooling pond can be determined in a hydraulic model where the residence-time distribution function of a passive tracer is measured at the intake. It...

Improved Fish Protection at Intake Systems
Experimental studies in the diversion and removal of fishes entrained in cooling water flow, and in entrainment reduction at offshore intake structures, were done with coastal marine species...

Analysis and Interpretation of a Heated Jet

Response of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers to Turbulent Wind
The paper outlines a general procedure to predict the dynamic response, including resonance of hyperbolic cooling towers to turbulent winds. Pressure spectra on the tower surface were...

Thermal Loading of Thin-Shell Concrete Cooling Towers
The behavior of reinforced concrete cooling shells is investigated under the effect of axisymmetric operating thermal loads and nonaxisymmetric solar thermal loads. Analytical and finite...

Analysis and Design of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers

Stability of Guyed Towers
A method is presented for determining the lateral loading at which a multilevel guyed tower becomes unstable. The point in the load-displacement history at which a small increase in the...

 

 

 

 

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