Guide for Design of Steel Transmission Towers

Task Committee on Tower Design of the Committee on Analysis and Design of Structural Division, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-226-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-226-6 (ISBN-10), 1971, Soft Cover, Pg. 47
[First Edition]

Manual of Practice No.: 52

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


The purpose of this report, Guide for Design of Steel Transmission Towers, is to provide a basis for the structural design of self-supporting steel transmission towers throughout the United States. This report has been developed to provide more specific loading recommendations for transmission towers, and it covers a wide range of information. Topics include loadings, overload factors, compression formulas, L/r ratio for tension members, minimum thickness, net sections, combined stresses, detailing and fabrication, fasteners, tower tests, foundations, surveys, transmission line construction, materials and handling, tower erection, wire stringing, and inspection. This report will be of interest to both practicing engineers and researchers working with the design of steel transmission towers.

Subject Headings: Power transmission towers | Power transmission | Steel structures | Steel | Structural design | Load factors | Material tests | United States


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