Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Engineering (MEngr)

Department / School

Mechanical Engineering


The object of this thesis, then is to compare chimney wall sections conforming with the accepted rules as quoted by Kent, Kidder, Molesworth, and Christie, with wall sections obtained by formulas that were derived by means of an analysis similar to that in the preceding paragraph; to show chimney wall sections of uniform height and of diameters varying from one to ten feet, assuming the upper wall thickness in all cases to be the same as the used in common practice and keeping sure constant so that the several chimneys may be compared as to relative volume, outline, stress, and batter. A light review of concrete chimneys, chimney functions, and present features will first be given to add to the completeness of the discussion.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chimneys -- Design and construction
Chimneys -- Standards



Number of Pages



South Dakota State College


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