Assessment of Conductors

by William B. Zollars, Alcoa Conductor Products Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


This paper deals with the mechanical integrity of conductors after several years in service and discusses current innovative conductor designs which benefit the structural designer working to reconductor lines. Conductor properties may be altered due to fatigue from aeolian vibration, operation at elevated temperatures, and atmospheric corrosion. Loss of strength and additional sag due to elevated temperature operation are also discussed.

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