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This report examines the benefits of the design of concrete towers for land-based wind turbines with heights in excess of 325 ft (100 m), in comparison to those of round steel tubular towers. These benefits include reduced cost, increased stiffness, and superior service life performance. Construction alternatives, design criteria, design methodologies, and guidance for preliminary design of concrete towers are presented.
The report recognizes that final tower design requires close coordination with the turbine supplier. The report is intended for those involved in developing preliminary tower designs. Concrete towers designed for maximum wind forces can be satisfactory for preliminary design, but the final design requires checking for all loads, especially fatigue and dynamic effects from wind and turbine operations. Design of connections and their proportions require an understanding of fatigue requirements during preliminary design for the connection design to remain valid during final checks.
The Collection Online includes all new committee standards and reports released throughout the year. The most recently added include:
439.5R-18 Guide for the Specification, Manufacture, and Construction Use of Welded Wire Reinforcement
506.2M-13(18) Specification for Shotcrete (SI Units)
550.7-19 Requirements for Design of a Special Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Shear Wall Satisfying ACI 550.6 and Commentary
318-19 Requisitos de Reglamento para Concreto Estructural
216.1M-14(19) Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies (SI Units)
225R-19 Guide to the Selection and Use of Hydraulic Cements
550.6-19 Acceptance Criteria for Special Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Structural Walls Based on Validation Testing and Commentary
550.6M-19 Acceptance Criteria for Special Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Structural Walls Based on Validation Testing and Commentary (SI Units)
548.8M-19 Specification for Type EM (Epoxy Multi-Layer) Polymer Overlay for Bridge and Parking Garage Decks (SI units)
563M-18 Specifications for Repair of Concrete in Buildings (SI units)