Computer-Aided Guyed Tower Analysis for the Rehabilitation of TTI Tower, Baltimore

by Michael H. Swanger, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


A large guyed television tower owned by Television Tower Inc. of Baltimore is currently being analyzed in order to evaluate the capacity of the tower to support additional broadcasting equipment. This paper examines the computer analysis of the tower with emphasis on the use of both linear and nonlinear techniques to model and analyze the cable behavior of the tower support guys. Selected analysis results based on the two techniques are presented and compared.

Subject Headings: Guyed towers | Computer analysis | Finite element method | Computer models | Cables | High-rise buildings | Wind loads | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

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