American Society of Civil Engineers


Investigating the Behavior of a Lattice Structural Section


by L. Shan, (EPRI Transmission Line Mechanical, Research Cent, Haslet, United States) and M. Hanson, (EPRI Transmission Line Mechanical, Research Cent, Haslet, United States)

pp. 725-730

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Structures Congress XII
Abstract: Tests were conducted on a fully instrumented lattice section assembled using various connection types (bolted or welded). The results of this study show that bolt slippage can have a major impact on member force prediction, and consequently, affect member design.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Electric transmission lines
Connections
Lattices
Steel structures
Strain gages
Tests
Predictions
Design

Author Keywords:
Building materials
Bolts - Connectors (structural) - Error analysis - Impact testing - Steel - Structural analysis - Structural design - Structural loads - Structural members - Torsional stress - Towers
Bolt slippage - Full scale transmission tower - Lattice structural section - Member design - Member force prediction - Torsion load