Technical

Technical issues or questions that frequently arise with using MecaStack

What do I need to know about Using Strakes
Here is an article that explains many of the considerations that should be taken into account when using Helical Strakes. https://www.mecaenterprises.co...
Thu, 8 Aug, 2019 at 7:30 AM
Two (2) or More closely spaced stacks in a Group
A group of stacks is a bit of a tricky issue.  The ASME STS-1 code doesn’t give a lot of guidance on design of a group of stacks.  STS does have a calculati...
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019 at 8:40 AM
Why does ASME STS-1 Still Use ASCE 7-05
If the user specifies ASME STS-1, then that code is based upon ASCE 7-05.  The most recent release, ASME STS-1-2016, has an option to consider wind speeds p...
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019 at 3:00 PM
How to consider a broken or damaged guy wire?
Unfortunately, there isn't an option to allow you to represent one guy wire as damaged or reduced.  I don't know how many guy wires you have per e...
Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 at 4:52 AM