Report of Tests Made to Determine the Temperatures in Reinforced-Concrete Chimney Shells

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Title: Report of Tests Made to Determine the Temperatures in Reinforced-Concrete Chimney Shells

Author(s): E.A. Dockstader

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 21

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 204-214

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1925

Abstract:
Reinforced-concrete chimneys have been in use in this country for about twenty-five years. With the growth of central power stations, large reinforced-concrete chimneys have become increasingly common. This type of construction has many features in its favor particularly for chimneys superimposed on the power station structure where the lighter weight of a reinforced-concrete chimney as compared with a brick chimney is important. Cracks, which have appeared in a number of reinforced-concrete chimneys, have let to some doubt on the part of engineers as to whether such construction is reliable. Such cracks can usually be traced to improper design, faulty workmanship or a combination of the two. It was with a view toward improving the design of these structures that the tests under discussion were made.