Assessment of Conductors

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

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-88/ASCE 5-88) and Specifications for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88) (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88)


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.

Subject Headings: Power transmission towers | Cables | Structural design | Vibration | Temperature effects | Corrosion | Power transmission lines | Innovation

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