Scaling of RC Chimney for the Experimental Investigation under Lateral Load
Megha Bhatt1, Sandip A. Vasanwala2

1Megha Bhatt*, Department of Civil Engineering, SVNIT, Surat (Gujrat), India.
2Sandip A. Vasanwala, Department of Civil Engineering, SVNIT, Surat (Gujrat), India.
Manuscript received on December 07, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on December 30, 2021. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2021. | PP: 43-51 | Volume-11, Issue-2 December 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.B96521211221 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B9652.1211221
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Abstract: Reinforced concrete chimneys are tall industrial structures specially used in power plants to expel waste gases at high enough elevation. Based on the study of various literature available for the subject, various geometrical, material, and loading parameters to be followed to prepare the test specimens are presented in this paper so that the test specimen represents the behaviour of the actual RC chimney. The special construction process required to be followed is described in this paper along with the various analytical checks to be performed before the actual application of lateral loads on test specimens. Different design standards give different design recommendations mainly in terms of the stress-strain curve of concrete and steel. So, various experimental tests performed by applying the lateral load on specially designed and casted test specimens which represents the actual chimney in the field helps the researchers to compare the various design standards and helps the industry to opt for the same. 
Keywords: RC Chimney, Experimental Study, Geometrical Parameters, Loading Parameters, Material Properties And Checks For The Test Specimens.
Scope of the Article:  Civil Engineering.