Wind Loads on Tanks

Wind Loads on Tanks

Wind Loads on Tanks In the ASCE 7-16 publication, new sections were added to address wind loads on tanks, bins, and silos.  All three of these structures (tanks, bins, and silos) are handled exactly the same, since all of these structures are basically the same...
Steel Stack Deflection

Steel Stack Deflection

Steel Stack Deflection When designing a stack should steel stack deflection be a concern?  It’s a good question and one that comes up frequently,  The design standards give some guidance, but the standards vary in how they handle steel stack deflection and there...
Wind Loads at Elevations

Wind Loads at Elevations

Wind Loads at Elevations In designing structures we typically want to calculate wind loads at elevations that are important for the structure.  Some tall buildings have each floor being the same height and other structures such as the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in...
Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls

Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls

Wind Loads on Freestanding Walls This article addresses the method used to calculate wind loads on a freestanding wall.  This calculation follows the same method as that used for solid signs, which we have covered in a previous article.  The calculation of wind loads...
Anchor Bolt Pretension

Anchor Bolt Pretension

Anchor Bolt Pretension There is nothing simple about recommending anchor bolt pretension, ask ten engineers and you could get eleven different recommendations.  Meca has done all of the research in order to try to resolve this topic once and for all…at least...