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Take Vortex Shedding Seriously

Take Vortex Shedding Seriously

When I was a new Engineer working for an equipment manufacturer, I can say that I didn’t have a healthy appreciation for wind Induced vibration (vortex shedding).  I worked for an equipment manufacturer who won and lost jobs based upon our cost, and considering...
ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes

ASCE 7-16 Wind Changes

The ASCE 7-16 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures was released in the Summer of 2017, and some jurisdictions are starting to reference this standard. MecaStack has a built in calculator for ASCE 7 wind loads on the stack, but Meca also offers a...
Tune up your next Stack

Tune up your next Stack

One of the most common problems encountered on a cylindrical stack is Wind Induced vibration due to Vortex Shedding. If you have never visually observed vortex shedding, watch this brief video and prepare to be amazed. There are a couple of options to address this...