Steel Lattice Tower Under Ultimate Load – Chosen Joint Analysis
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Łodz University of Technology, Łódź, Poland
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wrocław, Poland
Online publication date: 2017-06-26
Publication date: 2017-06-01
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2017;25(2):199-210
The main objective of the presented paper is to discuss chosen lattice tower joint behavior under structure ultimate load. Joint numerical modelling considerations are enriched with comparison to the full-scale tower pushover test results. Two independent load cases were examined: 1) where the L-sections (diagonal bracings) are loaded by the axial force only and that forces are applied in the center of the member cross section, 2) where the L-sections are loaded by the axial force and the bending moment that reproduce the effect of the eccentric connection to the gusset plates by the one leg of the angle section is added. Differences in equivalent stresses state for two independent design situations allow for conclusion that additional bending moments should be taken into account, especially for thin-walled members.
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