Influence of the lattice towers bracing systems on the overall carrying capacity and mechanism of failure

Vol. 548 (4) 2018 / sobota, 5 stycznia, 2019


J. Szafran,
K. Rykaluk

DOI: 10.15199/33.2018.04.38

Volume 548: Issue 4
Pages 110-111
Accepted for publication: 05.02.2018 r.

The main issue presented in the article is a comparison of the experimental failure loads for two steel lattice towers (two different bracing systems – K and X) with the height equal to 42 m. Paper presents experimental data obtained in full-scale pushover tests, where the mechanism of failure plays extremely important role. Experimental results allow to draw the conclusion that lower material consumption for the tower with K bracing systemcauses significantdecrease of the overall carrying capacity comparing to the tower with the X bracing system. Keywords: lattice tower; carrying capacity; failure mechanism.
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dr inż. Jacek Szafran Politechnika Łódzka, Wydział Budownictwa, Architektury i Inżynierii Środowiska prof. dr hab. inż. Kazimierz Rykaluk Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu, Wydział Inżynierii Kształtowania Środowiska i Geodezji

dr inż. Jacek Szafran Politechnika Łódzka, Wydział Budownictwa, Architektury i Inżynierii Środowiska

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DOI: 10.15199/33.2018.04.38