Electric Transmission Tower Designby Matthew Marjerrison,
Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 1-24
Document Type: Journal Paper
The design of electric transmission towers is a specialized branch of civil engineering requiring close cooperation with electrical engineers. The structural engineer is acquainted with procedures and practices peculiar to the design of high-voltage electric transmission towers. Considerations in establishing the tower configuration are set forth. Derivation of tower loads due to conductor, wind, ice, and dead load are described. A typical 500-kv tower is used to illustrate traditional tower design. A column curve substantiated by full-scale tower tests is presented. Several types of tower footings are illustrated and their relative merits discussed. Tower testing is discussed.
Subject Headings: Power transmission towers | Ice loads | Wind loads | Dead loads | High-rise buildings | Team building | Columns
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