Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Esmaeil Asadzadeh and  Mehtab Alam
%D 2016 
%J  International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 111, 2016
%T Progressive Collapse of Hyperbolic Cooling Tower Considering the Support Inclinations 
%U http://waset.org/publications/10004279
%V 111
%X Progressive collapse of the layered hyperbolic tower shells are studied considering the influences of changes in the supporting columns’ types and angles. 3-D time history analyses employing the finite element method are performed for the towers supported with I-type and ᴧ-type column. It is found that the inclination angle of the supporting columns is a very important parameter in optimization and safe design of the cooling towers against the progressive collapse. It is also concluded that use of Demand Capacity Ratio (DCR) criteria of the linear elastic approach recommended by GSA is un-conservative for the hyperbolic tower shells.

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