Author: Bredenkamp, P J;Barnard, H;Berg, G J van den;Merwe, P van der
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Bredenkamp, P J;Barnard, H;Berg, G J van den;Merwe, P van der
Ron Watermeyer, the incoming chairman of the Joint Structural Division of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, graduated in civil engineering from the University of the Wit-watersrand in 1978.
The paper describes the design and construction of an aluminium smelter at Richards Bay, South Africa, for Alusaf; which was justified on the basis of unique cooperation agreements regarding the major inputs to the process. Upon completion the smelter is one of the world’s largest, and is probably the largest constructed in one building phase. It describes the history of the project from feasibility studies in 1991 to completion in 1995. R.F. Ford and C. Lilley
The extent of ground movements and stress concentrations in the vicinity of the reef in the deep mineshafts used in the South African gold mining industry have led to the requirement that special tower structures be developed to span the reef intersection zone in several new shafts. In order that structural engineers are able to design these towers, the dynamic behaviour of conveyances traversing them has been modelled to provide a means of determining the magnitude of the forces generated. This paper describes the design procedures arising from this analysis. An equation is derived which gives the minimum tower length and the minimum second moment of area that are required to ensure satisfactory operation of the shaft. Finally, an example of a typical tower design is given. G.J. Krige