Buckling of Guyed Towers

by Zhibin Zhang, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,
George A. Costello, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation

Abstract: The buckling load of a column guyed in a plane by symmetric guy wires is considered. The column is built-in at the ground, supported at the top by guy wires, and is loaded by a vertical load, W. The characteristic equation, which will determine the critical load, Wcr, is determined.

Subject Headings: Vertical loads | Critical loads | Guyed towers | Columns | Cables | Symmetry

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