Fastest-Mile Wind Speed

Fastest-Mile Wind Speed

Fastest-Mile Wind Speed Many times we have the difficult task of analyzing a structure that was designed long ago.  In such cases, you may find that the wind speed  used may appear significantly lower than the wind speed you would expect for that location using...
Climbing the Ladder

Climbing the Ladder

Climbing the Ladder MecaStack allows the user to enter ladders and platforms on their stack. These are considered an appurtenance, and not adding any structural stiffness to the stack. MecaStack does consider the wind area and weight added by these ladders and...
ASCE 7 Wind on Stacks and Similar

ASCE 7 Wind on Stacks and Similar

ASCE 7 Wind on Stacks and Similar This article will explain how to calculate wind loads per ASCE 7 on stacks/chimneys and similar structures.  ASCE 7-16, Chapter 29 covers “Other Structures”.   This is a very broad section that covers a lot of different...
Troitsky Breach Analysis

Troitsky Breach Analysis

Troitsky Breach Analysis This article covers the Troitsky Breach Analysis method.  A breach is an opening in the cylindrical shell of the stack that compromises its structural integrity. This is usually either a rectangular ducting connection or a cylindrical pipe...
Wind Wizard

Wind Wizard

Wind Wizard MecaWind has many features and options within the software, which can be both a blessing and a curse.  It gives the user greater control over the results they obtain, but for the novice user it can be overwhelming to understand what is being requested with...