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Author: StructurePoint (SP)

Year: 2019

Pages: 16

Insulating concrete form (ICF) is a concrete formwork system made of rigid thermal insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior substrate for walls, floors, and roofs. This case study focuses on the design of ICF walls using the engineering software program spWall. The ICF wall under study is in a typical four-story residential building with prestressed precast hollow core concrete plank floor with a 2 inch concrete cast in place topping. A review of the out of plane wind load displacement and support reactions along with the required reinforcement is included.


Author: StructurePoint (SP)

Year: 2019

Pages: 24

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy. This case study focuses on the design of a 2.0 MW tall wind turbine tower foundation using the engineering software program spMats. Because of the tower height and the significant overturning moment generated, a pile supported foundation was recommended with an optimized arrangement of piles to best resist uplift forces. The concrete tower base and the piles are investigated in spColumn.


Author: StructurePoint (SP)

Year: 2019

Pages: 19

Transmission line towers support conductors carrying electrical power and one or two ground wires at suitable distances above the ground level and from each other. This case study focuses on the design of transmission tower foundation using the engineering software program spMats. The tower under study is a galvanized steel tower type 2DT6 for 230kV transmission line with a total height of 100 ft. A review of the pile reactions and displacements is included along with an investigation of the concrete pier and pile design capacity in spColumn.


Author: StructurePoint (SP)

Year: 2019

Pages: 26

Industrial pipe racks typically support pipes, power cables and instrument cable trays in petrochemical, chemical, paper mills and power plants. Occasionally, pipe racks may also support mechanical equipment, vessels and valve access platforms. This case study focuses on the design of pipe rack foundations using the engineering software program spMats. Three different pile supported foundation configurations are investigated including the design capacity of the concrete piers and piles.


Author: StructurePoint (SP)

Year: 2019

Pages: 21

Telecom (Telecommunications) towers are a generic description of radio masts and towers built primarily to hold telecommunications antennas and other applications such as microwave repeaters, wireless broadband, and dispatch equipment. This case study focuses on the design of a telecom tower foundation using the engineering software program spMats. The tower under study is a 100 ft high with a single legged soil supported concrete foundation. The tower concrete pier design capacity is investigated in spColumn.


Author: StructurePoint (SP)

Year: 2019

Pages: 23

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy. This case study focuses on the design of a typical wind turbine tower foundation using the engineering software program spMats. Given the soil conditions at the site and the equipment availability from the contractor, a soil supported foundation was selected to resist the significant overturning moments generated at the tower base. A review of the foundation settlement and reaction soil pressure is included in detail.