A Field Study of Wind-Induced Conductor Loads

by Christopher Y. Tuan, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA,
Michael Thomas Potter, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA,
Dan E. Jackman, Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Innovations in the Design of Electrical Transmission Structures


A 161 kV steel pole line in Omaha, Nebraska, is instrumented to provide conductor load field data due to climatic events. Various transducers and monitoring equipment used for data acquisition are described. Data obtained in field experiments are used to establish load statistics for use in reliability-based design practices.

Subject Headings: Field tests | Wind forces | Load factors | Power transmission lines | Structural reliability | Weather forecasting | Power transmission poles | Wind loads | Nebraska | United States

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