Design Loads

Task Committee on Fiber-Reinforced Composite Structures for Overhead Lines of the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE

Part of: Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures


This chapter discusses the types of loadings that should be considered when designing overhead power lines utilizing fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) poles. For infrastructure applications other than support structures for overhead power lines, se e Appendix IV. In addition to the discussion of loadings for these applications, a general discussion of other loads is included. For consistency throughout this document and consistency with other ASCE manuals and specifications, service loads multiplied by load factors are referred to as factored loads.

Subject Headings: Load factors | Service loads | Fiber reinforced polymer | Synthetic materials | Support structures | Professional societies | Power transmission poles


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