Finite Element Analysis of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers

  • Seyyed Mohammed Niku

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VIII
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  4. Seyyed Mohammed Niku
    Pages 97-140
  5. Seyyed Mohammed Niku
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-216

About this book


The analysis of thin shells of revolution in general has always occupied an important place in the theory of structures, and recently the problem of hyperbolic cooling towers has attracted many investigators due to the wide use of such shells in industry. Until the early 1960's these towers were of moderate size, probably not exceeding 76m (250ft) height. In this range, the structural safety and stability were not of primary concern because, the minimum wall thickness and reinforcement were sufficient to provide the required safety. It was not necessary to use very rigorous methods to analyse the problem. The analysis involved the following assumptions, i) flexural stresses were ignored (membrane tneory), ii) The geometry of the shell was assumed to be perfect and to be idealised as a set of straight sided conical frusta, and iii) The boundary conditions at the base were taken to be fixed or continuously hinged with full tangential restraint.


calculus finite element method geometry linearity simulation stability transformation wind

Authors and affiliations

  • Seyyed Mohammed Niku
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  1. 1.Computational Mechanics ConsultantsAshurst, SouthamptonUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-16738-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-82840-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0176-5035
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