Current developments in the cooling tower analysis at Purdue University.

T. Y. Yang, S. Saigal, R. K. Kapania

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This paper describes some current developments towards linear and nonlinear responses of column supported cooling towers. Linear elastic seismic and wind response analyses have been performed. For seismic loads, deterministic methods are used and for wind loads, both deterministic and probabilistic methods are used. Probabilistic responses are obtained using both frequency and time domain analyses, based on quasi steady aerodynamic theory and also ARIMA (Auto Regressive Integrated Moving Averages) models. For a realistic wind load model, the results obtained using the frequency and time domain analyses are compared. (from paper)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Edition(eds), Berlin, Fed. Rep. Germany, Springer-Verlag, 1984, p.45...
ISBN (Print)3540137033, 9783540137030
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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