Nonlinear finite element analysis of latticed transmission towers

Al-Bermani F.G.A. and Kitipornchai S. (1993) Nonlinear finite element analysis of latticed transmission towers. Engineering Structures, 15 4: 259-269. doi:10.1016/0141-0296(93)90029-4

Author Al-Bermani F.G.A.
Kitipornchai S.
Title Nonlinear finite element analysis of latticed transmission towers
Journal name Engineering Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0141-0296
Publication date 1993-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0141-0296(93)90029-4
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 259
End page 269
Total pages 11
Language eng
Subject 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
Abstract Current design practices for transmission tower structures are based on 3D linear elastic truss analyses and on full-scale testing experience. This paper reviews current practices and presents a nonlinear analytical technique for accurate simulation and prediction of the ultimate strength and behaviour of transmission towers under static load conditions. Both geometric and material nonlinearities are accounted for in the analysis. A formex formulation is used for the automatic generation of data that is necessary for the analysis. The behaviour of four different full-scale towers is described and the predicted results are compared with tests.
Keyword angle member
finite element
formex algebra
full-scale testing
geometric nonlinearity
nonlinear analysis
transmission towers
ultimate strength
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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