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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: Report of Tests Made to Determine the Temperatures in Reinforced-Concrete Chimney Shells
Author(s): E.A. Dockstader
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 204-214
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.
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