Experimental Study on Strengthening the Structure of Tower of Overhead Transmission Line
Serious damage and collapse of steel towers were easily induced by the ice disaster, the wind disaster and so on. After the disaster, to ensure the overhead transmission line working safely, it is necessary to strengthen the structure of the damaged tower perpetually, but there are few strengthening methods for the tower assembled by angle-shaped members at present. If an identical angle-shaped member is connected on the side of the existing angle-shaped member through bolts, the mechanical performance of the damaged tower can be improved effectively. In this paper several methods for strengthening the angle-shaped tower is proposed, and the mechanical behavior of the strengthened member of the tower is discussed experimentally, and some design suggestions for strengthening the towers are given.
Paul P. Lin and Chunliang Zhang
X. W. Liu et al., "Experimental Study on Strengthening the Structure of Tower of Overhead Transmission Line", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 105-107, pp. 1069-1072, 2012