Wind Vibration of Chimneys


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Title: Wind Vibration of Chimneys

Author(s): Kenneth Irish and Robert G. Cochrane Cochrane,

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 69

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 589-596

Keywords: Chimneys, cyclic loads, reinforced concrete, Reynolds number, stresses, structural design, wind pressure

Date: 9/1/1972

Concrete chimneys, stiffer, heavier, more highly damped form of construction, free of vibration problems common to steel stacks. However, authors believe that present trends, allowing increasing stresses, combined with more slender structures, may lead to concrete chimney vibration. Paper reviews present state of knowledge regarding chimney vibrations, highlights gaps left in knowledge of vi bration characteristics of full-sized structures.