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A new framework for evaluating along-wind responses of a transmission tower

Liu Guohuan and Li Hongnan

School of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116023, China

Abstract: In this paper, an analytical framework to evaluate the along-wind-induced dynamic responses of a transmission tower is presented. Two analytical models and a new method are developed: (1) a higher mode generalized force spectrum (GFS) model of the transmission tower is deduced; (2) an analytical model that includes the contributions of the higher modes is further derived as a rational algebraic formula to estimate the structural displacement response; and (3) a new approach, applying load with displacement (ALD) instead of force, to solve the internal force of transmission tower is given. Unlike conventional methods, the ALD method can avoid calculating equivalent static wind loads (ESWLs). Finally, a transmission tower structure is used as a numerical example to verify the feasibility and accuracy of the ALD method.

Keywords: along-wind-induced dynamic responses; transmission tower; generalized force spectrum; equivalent static wind loads

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