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M. Cooling Tower

A hyperbolic paraboloid shaped Cooling Tower may be generated and meshed with the parameters displayed in the Select Meshing Parameters dialog box as shown in the next figure.

The basic geometrical parameters required to model such a structure are Top Diameter, Throat Diameter, Height of Tower and Distance of Top from Throat. The Base Diameter is internally calculated and displayed to the user. For the purpose of mesh generation, the number of Division along Circumference and Division along Height is to be specified.

A complete model of a Cooling Tower is shown below.