The American Society of Civil Engineers announces availability of a new manual of practice intended to provide practical assistance needed by structural engineers and facility owners to meet the design challenges presented by concrete foundations for turbine generators.
Concrete Foundations for Turbine Generators: Analysis, Design, and construction addresses the design of three types of concrete foundations for turbine generators:
- Block foundations
- Elevated space-frame pedestal foundations
- Vibration-isolation foundations
“The design of turbine-generator foundations requires advances technical expertise in structural engineering and soil dynamics, as well as close collaboration with manufacturers, mechanical and electrical engineers, and plant designers,” ASCE says. “Differing manufacturer requirements, and application of code provisions subject to interpretation, present design challenges.”
Topics covered include turbine generator equipment, foundation layout and sizing, foundation loads and load combinations, modeling of soil and pile response to dynamic loads, finite element modeling, serviceability analysis and acceptance criteria, strength and stability design, embedded items, vibration-isolated foundations, and construction considerations.
The 266-page manual is available for purchase at the ASCE Bookstore.
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