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: 74

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 22-31

Keywords: buckling;columns (supports);concrete construction;cooling towers; earthquake resistant structures;earthquakes;loads (forces);membrane theory (shells);reinforced concrete;reinforcing steels;shells (structural forms); splicing; stablity;structural analysis

Date: 1/1/1977

This document is a report on the design and construction of reinforced concrete cooling tower shells. In general, this report is addressed to towers 300 ft or greater in height having the geometric form of a hyperboloid of revolution. The specific intent is to provide the design profession with guidelines reflecting the best state of the art, as interpreted by the committee. In order to facilitate continued reinterpretation and updating of this report, ample flexibility is provided to modify or replace specific provisions and formulas, as stated, with substantiated new information.