Navigating the Output Like a Boss

Navigating the Output Like a Boss

Navigating the Output Like a Boss There are many useful features within the output window that can save the designer time and energy.  Here is a video to illustrate these features and how to navigate the calculation output. Watch...
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...
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...
Piggy-Back Stacks

Piggy-Back Stacks

Piggy-Back Stacks We often get the question of how to model a Tandem or Piggy back stack in MecaStack. One can be handled by the software and the other cannot. Piggy-Back Stacks: A Piggy-Back stack is one where one or more stack is supported by another stack. Usually...
Ultimate Guide to Material Properties

Ultimate Guide to Material Properties

Ultimate Guide to Material Properties MecaStack has a built in database for stack material properties, which are intended to help the designer. There are some common questions and problems that we see when it comes to the use of the stack material properties. ...