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New Manual Offers Guidance for Design of Turbine-Generator Foundations
April 17, 2018

The design of turbine-generator foundations requires advanced technical expertise in structural engineering and soil dynamics, as well as close collaboration with manufacturers, mechanical and electrical engineers, and plant designers. Differing manufacturer requirements, and application of code provisions subject to interpretation, present design challenges. The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) new manual of practice, Concrete Foundations for Turbine Generators: Analysis, Design, and Construction, provides the practical assistance needed by structural engineers and facility owners to meet these challenges with the most up-to-date and reliable information available.

This Manual of Practice addresses the design of three types of concrete foundations for turbine generators: block foundations; elevated space-frame pedestal foundations; and vibration-isolation foundations. Topics include turbine generator equipment, foundation layout and sizing, foundation loads and load combinations, modeling of soil and pile response to dynamic loads, finite element modeling, serviceability analysis and acceptance criteria, strength and stability design, embedded items, vibration-isolated foundations, and construction considerations.

This publication provides state of the practice guidance for practicing design engineers, operating company personnel responsible for establishing structural design criteria and construction standards, and local building officials.

To purchase online visit the ASCE Bookstore.


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