14 Pages

Special structures

ABSTRACT: This age is called communication age and the earth is considering a small village. Communication towers are required to carry the antennas and equipment necessary to maintain communication. They are designed to resist all loads, including own weight, wind, and earthquakes. There are two types of towers, self supported and cable-supported. This paper proposes an analytical model to simulate the behavior of cable-supported towers subjected to lateral loads (wind load). A parametric study was carried out using 140 finite element models for towers and cables to investigate the significance of dimensions of cable. (diameter, length and height) on the overall response.