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....

Seismic Design of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers

Desigin of Cooling Towers for Wind

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...

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...

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...

Dynamic Wind Stresses in Hyperbolic Cooling Towers
The paper outlines a general procedure to estimate the wind dynamic stresses in hyperbolic cooling towers on the basis of a statistical dynamic approach. Using wind tunnel measurements...

Stability Study of Guyed Tower Under Ice Loads
The effect of ice accumulations on the stability of a special type of tall guyed communications tower is examined under conditions of light wind. The 1500-ft high tower is guyed at seven...

Multilevel Control of Multipollutant System
The problem of maintaining water quality is considered. The following assumptions are made in problem formulation: (1) the existence of a Regional Authority; (2) the use of effluent charges...

Transmission Towers under Torsional Loads
A systematic method for establishing accurate distribution of shears, arising from torsional moments to the faces of four-legged lattice structures is presented. Comparison with empirical...

Optimization of Circulating Water System
Due to strict thermal standards, utilities are forced to look for efficient and economic methods of removing waste heat from steam electric generating plants. This paper presents a code...

Stability and Dynamic Analyses of Cooling Towers
The behavior of natural draft cooling tower wind pressure is investigated. Buckling loads of the towers of different meridianal curvatures and shell thicknesses are computed and compared....

Design of Cooling Tower Return Channel for TVA's Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

Wind Recommendations for Transmission Towers
The recommendations concerning design wind loadings for transmission line towers show a wide divergence. When the varying intents of the codes are reviewed, closer agreement is obtained....

Dry-Type Cooling Towers
Dry-type cooling towers offer a solution to power plant siting problems related to thermal pollution and water supply. Dry cooling towers are being used successfully with steam electric...

Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Cooling Tower
The finite element method is employed to study the nonlinear dynamic effect of a strong wind gust on a cooling tower. Geometric nonlinearities associated with finite deformations of the...

 

 

 

 

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