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Volume 60, Issue 4


Imperfections In Calculations Of Guyed Lattice Masts

M. Matuszkiewicz
Published Online: 2015-09-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0028


Influence of geometric imperfections of mast shaft in form of initial mast span curvatures both on internal forces status in the structure elements as well as on those elements effort, which is particularly important at the design stage, was analysed based on an example of certain specific mast. The calculations were performed taking into account L/1000 imperfections equal to the permissible assembly deviations as per [1], and L/500 equal to initial imperfections as for uniform built-up columns according to [2]. Remarks and final conclusions have practical meaning and can be useful in design practice.

Keywords: guyed mast; static analysis; initial geometric imperfections


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About the article

Received: 2014-02-25

Revised: 2014-11-03

Published Online: 2015-09-30

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Archives of Civil Engineering, Volume 60, Issue 4, Pages 409–420, ISSN (Online) 1230-2945, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ace-2014-0028.

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