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Extremely Highly Loaded


Boiler Supporting Structure
and Boiler Roof in India
The boiler supporting structure
contains the combustion chamber
and is used as the main stiffening
element of the coal-fired plant in
Neyveli, Tamil Nadu, India.
The boiler supporting structure
measures l x w x h = 30.5 m x 30.5
m x 124.0 m and has to, together
with the boiler roof arranged
above, withstand loads of about
46,000 t.
The Dlubal customer Voss & Kamb
was in charge of the structural
analysis and the connections.

Boiler Supporting Structure


and Boiler Roof 3D model of a boiler supporting structure and deformation in RSTAB (screenshot: Dlubal)
The load of the 124-meter high supporting structure (incl. buckling The following companies participat-
boiler supporting structure amounts analysis) was performed with RSTAB. ed in the construction:
to about 8,400 t. Due to the high The boiler roof with a load of about
loading, the structure is completely 900 t was analyzed and designed Customer
made of box sections. At the floor with RFEM. The model consists of a Alstom Boiler Deutschland GmbH
level, the support sections have combination of members and sur- www.alstom.com
dimensions of 2.4 m x 2.4 m and a faces (7.50-meter high beams of the
wall thickness of 80 mm. boiler roof). Eurocode 3 was used as
All platforms are fastened at the the design standard. Structural planning
boiler supporting structure. In the Voss & Kamb und Partner GmbH
final state, half of the platforms (at a Kaiserslautern, Germany
Connection modeling in Tekla www.voka-kl.de/en
height of about 70 m - 122 m) hang
on the brackets of the boiler sup-
Structures
porting structure as "hanging hous- The model created in Tekla was
Software
es". At the rear wall, the flue gas duct imported to RSTAB using the direct
Dlubal Software GmbH
(d ~ 15 m) is also suspended at the interface. The structure was further
Tiefenbach, Germany
brackets of the boiler supporting modified during the analysis.
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structure. The detailing of the connections was
Due to its location, the structure has again performed in Tekla Structures
to withstand very high wind loads. according to the structural analysis.
The analysis and design of the boiler

Tekla model of the boiler supporting structure (grey) and the boiler Connection modeling in Tekla Structures (images: Alstom)
roof (pink)

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