Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower Shells-Practice and Commentary


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Title: Reinforced Concrete Cooling Tower Shells-Practice and Commentary

Author(s): ACI-ASCE Committee 334

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 81

Issue: 6

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.

Date: 11/1/1984

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.