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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: The Power Tower
Author(s): Scott S. Pickard
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 44-46
Keywords: chimneys; concrete construction; corrosion resistance; dynamic loads; earthquake resistant structures; marine atmospheres; precast concrete; protective coatings; weatherproofing; wind pressure; structural design
Abstract:An aeroelectric system cools air in a large concrete chimney-like structure which produces a down draft that drives turbines and turns generators to produce electricity. While giving a general introduction to the entire system and its development, this article focuses on the design and construction of the concrete chimney, which presents the greatest single challenge towards the realization of aeroelectric solar power.
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