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Title: Computer Programs Speed Smoke Stack Design

Author(s): Mark Killion

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 16

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 27-29

Keywords: chimneys; computer programs; concretes; finite element method; structural design; Design

Date: 12/1/1994

Abstract:
Design of smoke stacks for electrical utilities presents a wide range of challenging design issues. Traditionally, these issues are addressed by looking up appropriate eduations in a handbook such as Roark's and generating a manual solution. Geometries which are too complex to fit a formula are normally addressed with general purpose finite element packages. In the last several years, two software packages which provide dramatic improvements over these methods have been used. These programs save time, produce more accurate designs, and minimize the need for testing.




  

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