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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower Shells-Practice and Commentary
Author(s): ACI-ASCE Committee 334
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 623-631
Keywords: bending; buckling; columns (supports); concrete construction; cool-lng
towers; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; loads (forces); membrane
theory (shells); reinforced concrete.
Abstract:This document is an zlpdated report on the design and construction of reinforced concrete cooling tower shells. In general, this report is addressed to towers 300 ft (90 m) or greater in height having a geometric form similar to or that of a hyperboloid of revolution. The specific intent is to provide the design profession with guidelines reflecting the present state of the art, as interpreted by the committee.
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