Mobile Communications Masts and Towers26 November 2007 by Ramboll
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 basis of design for such antenna-supporting structures are sometimes many and often mutual contradictory, and the overall structural layout may have a dramatically effect on the loading on the structure. The loads are mainly meteorological from wind and ice and combination of these, and the dynamic nature of the wind has to be taken into account as masts and towers are more or less sensitive to dynamic loads.
This paper give a brief introduction to the problems related to the analysis and design, as well as the some practical examples are mentioned. Aesthetic elements are becoming more and more important for antenna-supporting structures, and is also discussed.
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Mobile Communications Masts and Towers