Analysis of Flexible Transmission Lines

by Alain H. Peyrot, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg.; Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.,
Alain M. Goulois, Research Engr.; Electricite de France, Paris, France,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 5, Pg. 763-779


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: An iterative numerical procedure has been developed to analyze flexible transmission lines of arbitrary configuration. Conductors, ground, or guy wires are included as cable elements interconnected at linear or nonlinear supports. A single efficient subroutine determines the cable elements end forces, geometrics, and tangent stiffness matrices. Convergence of the procedure is very rapid as documented by two computer programs. Examples including broken conductors, unbalanced ice loads, longitudinal, or diagonal wind are presented. The procedure is absolutely general and can be extended to two-dimensional analyses of cable nets.

Subject Headings: Cables | Power transmission | Ice loads | Longitudinal loads | Two-dimensional analysis | Numerical analysis | Arbitration | Linear functions

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