Spotlight Projects:

The Hopper Engineering Associates team provides practical and exciting solutions to unique problems in several industries. To showcase our recent work we choose a project of the month. An archive of previous winners can be found here.

November 2012 Project:

Containment Fan Cooler Cooling Coils
Containment Fan Cooler Cooling Coils

The cooling coils for a nuclear power plant need to be replaced. The new design must meet the facility and regulatory requirements for structural adequacy, deflections, frequency, and weight.


A combination of classical calculations and finite element model analysis were used to evaluate the cooling coil unit. Seismic, deadweight, thermal, and pressure loads were considered. Design changes were made iteratively to satisfy the design requirements.

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