A Study on Dynamic Behavior of Natural Draft Cooling Tower Considering the Effect of Soil-Structure Interaction
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Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, VTU-RRC, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Principal, SJM Institute of Technology, Chitradurga, Karnataka, India
Professor, UBDT College of Engineering, Davangere, Karnataka, India
Online publication date: 2021-12-30
Publication date: 2021-12-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2021;31(4):17-32
In this present era, the technology in advanced construction has developed to a very large extent. Some parts of the constructions are still in the improving stage which includes Cooling tower Construction. Hyperbolic cooling towers are large, thin shell reinforced concrete structures which Contribute to power generation efficiency, reliability, and to environmental protection. Cooling towers use evaporation of water to eject heat from processes such as cooling the circulating water used in oil refineries and in power plants. Nowadays in many thermal power plants, we can see the Cooling tower. So, preserving this industrial structure is an effort to save the cooling tower from dangerous earthquakes. The present-day cooling towers are exceptional structures in view of their sheer size and complexities. Present paper deals with the study of dynamic response that is modal analysis, seismic analysis of the two different cooling towers varying the H/t ratio and thicknesses with fixity at the base boundary condition, and the soil is modelled as raft for the effect of soil-structure interaction using the direct approach. In this paper, hyperbolic cooling towers are modelled using Ansys software, which is a Finite element Software. Results show that the soil-structure interaction effect significantly modifies the earthquake behavior of Hyperbolic Cooling towers.
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