Understanding the Structural Behavior of a Duct System in Power Stations in New ASCE Report
RESTON, Va. – Air and flue gas ducts are unique structures, yet the structural analysis and design of ductwork is not currently addressed or governed by any national code or design standard. A new report from ASCE’s Air and Gas Duct Structural Design Committee of the Energy Division, will assist structural engineers in understanding the structural behavior of a duct system and in analyzing and designing its many structural components.
The newly updated, Structural Design of Air and Gas Ducts for Power Stations and Industrial Boiler Applications, Second Edition, covers drawing and specification content, fabrication and construction techniques and considerations, duct support means, and special considerations regarding the design of duct support structures. Preventative maintenance examinations and inspections for the purpose of condition assessment and ascertaining the structural integrity of the ducts also are discussed.
This updated edition will be a valuable tool for structural engineers to understand the structural behavior of a duct system and in analyzing and designing its many structural components.
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