Comparison of Various Bracing System for Self-Supporting Steel Lattice Structure Towers
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 2, March 2017, Pages: 60-68
Received: Dec. 27, 2016;
Accepted: Jan. 7, 2017;
Published: Feb. 4, 2017
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Abdulaqder M. Tah, Department of Civil and Engineering, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
Kamiran M. Alsilevanai, Department of Civil and Engineering, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
Mustafa Özakça, Department of Civil and Engineering, University of Gaziantep, Gaziantep, Turkey
This paper deals with the effectiveness of various bracing systems used in lattice towers. Seven types of bracings used in 4-legged square based self-supporting power transmission and telecommunication towers and four types of bracings used in 3-leg triangular based self-supporting telecommunication towers are analyzed. The investigated bracing systems are K, KD, Y, YD, D, XB and X. This study has focused on identifying the economical bracing system for a given range of tower heights. Towers of height 40 to 60 m for telecommunication and 35 m for transmission towers have been analyzed under critical loads such as wind and earthquake loads. The load cases include diagonal wind has been found to be most critical cases for towers. The performance of various bracing system has been identified and reported.
Abdulaqder M. Tah,
Kamiran M. Alsilevanai,
Comparison of Various Bracing System for Self-Supporting Steel Lattice Structure Towers, American Journal of Civil Engineering.
Vol. 5, No. 2,
2017, pp. 60-68.
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