CHIMNEYS – MEJILLONES POWER PLANT
Foster Wheeler Chile
Analysis of dynamic wind effects on 2 Steel Industrial Chimneys. Assesment of drag force due to spoilers according to ESDU method. Assesment of damping taking into account soil – foundation interaction.
2 steel chimneys with spoilers placed at its upper third in order to avoid wind vortices, but increasing the drag force coefficient according to local code, invaldating the designs of the Chimneys and their foundations. The analyzes carried out showed that the coefficient of drag force does not require to be increased by the presence of the spoilers. Besides, the additional damping from soil – foundation interaction allows to control the resonance effects.
Mejillones Power Plant, Antofagasta, Chile
26 August, 2016