Analysis of High Guyed Towers

by Ezra G. Odley,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 169-198

Document Type: Journal Paper


A method of analysis for high, guyed towers under wind loading, readily adapted to computer use, is presented. The planes containing guys with or without insulators or ice loading are changed by drag and lift forces produced by wind; and these forces together with tower motion are used to compute the variable spring constants for determining guy reactions. All significant secondary effects including increase in shear caused by shaft distortion and web member strains, eccentricity of shaft between guy levels, and external moments produced at each level by the guys are considered. An analysis of two-way bending of guyed towers is also included and a method of solution presented.

Subject Headings: Guyed towers | Wind loads | Ice loads | Shafts | Computer analysis | Building insulation | Wind forces | Motion (dynamics)

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