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Vol. 55 (2014) No. 2 June n. 180

Masts and Towers

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 55 (2014) No. 2 June n. 180
  • Pages: 69-78
  • Title: Masts and Towers
  • Author(s): U. Stottrup-Andersen
  • Keywords: Design, Tower, Guyed Mast
The analysis and design of masts and towers requires special knowledge and experience, especially when it concerns guyed masts. The special problems related to these structures are underlined by the many collapses during the years. The many design requirements for such antenna supporting structures are often mutually contradictory, and the overall structural layout may have a dramatic effect on the loading on the structure. The loads are mainly from wind and ice and combinations of these, and the dynamic nature of wind loading has to be taken into account as masts and towers are slender structures and sensitive to dynamic loads. This paper gives a brief introduction to the problems related to the design, mentioning several practical examples. The aesthetic elements are becoming more and more important for antenna supporting structures and are also mentioned. The IASS Working Group No. 4 Masts and Towers is the only international forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience within the field of masts and towers, and the activities of this Working Group are briefly mentioned in the paper.

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