Owino, Joseph; Fomunung, Ignatius; Onyango, Mbakisya A.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study simplified the analysis required for the extension of a single circuit tangent 161kV transmission tower. The parameters were modified and modern criteria used to evaluate the tangent tower with various body extensions. The basis of analysis for the extended lattice towers compared the ground-line moment of the tallest tower in each class to the ground-line moment of various tower heights. This study analyzed 62,640 design input combinations for the tower using modern NESC loadings and determined which combinations fall below the maximum design ground-line forces. The ground-line force analysis was modernized by lowering the overload factors from their original design values of to modern NESC Medium Loading Zone values. This decrease in overload factors resulted in a decrease of compression and tension ground-line forces. These decreases in ground-line forces result in an increase of 25% for compression capacity and 33% for tension capacity.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Electric power systems; Overhead electric lines
xi, 60 leaves
York, Phillip, "Ground line moment analysis of body extended 161kV transmission towers" (2018). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.