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Recent developments of cooling tower design

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dc.contributor.author HARTE, Reinhard
dc.contributor.author WITTEK, Udo
dc.contributor.editor Domingo Cabo, Alberto es_ES
dc.contributor.editor Lázaro Fernández, Carlos Manuel es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T14:13:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T14:13:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009-11-25T14:13:17Z
dc.identifier.isbn 978-84-8363-461-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/6483
dc.description p. 198-210 en_EN
dc.description.abstract Natural draught cooling towers (NDCT) are the characterizing landmarks of power stations. They contribute both to an efficient energy output and to a careful balance with our environment. In the last decade the building of new power plants stagnated all over the world. Nowadays the German power suppliers have started an extensive renewal program, where old units will be replaced by new ones, which will be much cleaner and more efficient. Besides innovative boiler techniques the sustainable and reliable design and construction of cooling towers are focussed both by research and industry. The goal is to determine and implement strategies that insure an adequate level of safety and durability at the lowest possible life-cycle cost. Further, the implementation of new European and German codes for the design and proof of reinforced concrete structures required a revision of the VGB Guideline ¿Structural Design of Cooling Towers¿ (BTR ¿ Bautechnik bei Kühltürmen), which since many years served as the theoretical and practical tool to design and build cooling towers all over the world. In 2005, a revised version has been elaborated, where the partial safety concepts acc. EC 1 and EC 2 and the respective German codes have been considered, and where the application of nonlinear design tools and the requirements with respect to sustainable durability have been improved (VGB 2005 [11]). The paper presents the main features of this new VGB-guideline. Further it gives an overview over running and planned cooling tower projects in Germany, with special focus on technical innovations. Finally it summarizes some results of actual research projects, exploring the effects of progressive damaging and high-performance concrete on design, stability and durability of cooling tower shells. en_EN
dc.language Inglés en_EN
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (50th. 2009. Valencia). Evolution and Trends in Design, Analysis and Construction of Shell and Spatial Structures : Proceedings en_EN
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos en_EN
dc.subject Cooling tower en_EN
dc.subject Partial safety concept en_EN
dc.subject Ultimate limit design en_EN
dc.subject Progressive damage en_EN
dc.subject High-performance concrete en_EN
dc.subject Vgb guideline en_EN
dc.title Recent developments of cooling tower design en_EN
dc.type Comunicación en congreso en_EN
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Harte, R.; Wittek, U. (2009). Recent developments of cooling tower design. Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/6483. es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate 2009 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia es_ES


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