Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Sayed, G. Abdel,


Applied Mechanics.




A parametric study of a guyed tower is presented. A computer program is developed to analyze, design, and estimate the mass and the total cost of a guyed tower. Matrix stiffness method is used for the static analysis of the mast. The non-linearity due to axial loads is accounted for by using the geometric stiffness matrix. The cable analysis including the change in sag of a guy cable due to change in tension is presented. An iterative procedure is adopted to satisfy compatibility conditions of guy attachment points. Four loading conditions are considered in the design. Structural steel angles are considered for the design of members of the mast. Guy strands and bridge strands are considered for the guy cables and deadman anchorages are adopted for guy anchorages. Variation in the mass and the total cost of a guyed tower due to the variation in (a) inclination of diagonal web members, (b) radial distance of guy anchor points, (c) height of guy connection points, and (d) size of the mast, are studied. An attempt is made to find an optimum design of a guyed tower.Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1991 .M254. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 31-01, page: 0338. Chair: G. Abdel Sayed. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1991.