The analysis and design of timber-framed cooling towers is the process in which we must 1) summarize and coordinate applicable coodes and standards, 2) identify and classify loads imposed on the tower, 3) analyze the distributed effects of applied loads, 4) determine allowable loads, and 5) apply the design criteria in a manner consistent with actual physical details of the tower construction. When carried out in rigorous and practical manner, this process will yield a structure having a good balance of strength and economy.

80-05: Considerations for the Structural Analysis and Design of Wood-Framed

  • Robert I. Speight, P.E., Bac-Pritchard, Inc.