Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Madugula, Murty,

Keywords

Engineering, Civil.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Previous studies on the effective length factors of latticed towers' members have been generally focused on the cross-bracing and single bracing of angle members. Very few analytical studies have been conducted on the effective length factors for solid round members in K-braced and Z-braced latticed towers. This is partly due to the lack of intensive research in this area. As a result, the analysis of latticed towers has lagged behind the State-of-Art methods used in the design of large bridges and buildings. In an attempt to determine the effective length factor for solid round members in K-braced and Z-braced latticed towers, an experimental study has been conducted by the author. A total of 9 towers (one K-braced and eight Z-braced) have been tested in this study. Fourteen tests were conducted on the K-braced tower and the "cut-and-replace" testing method was used, which means that the buckled members were cut out and replaced with new members in order to reuse the same tower for further testing. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2000 .L56. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 40-03, page: 0748. Adviser: Murty Madugula. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.

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