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The Structural Analysis of Power Transmission Towers Using Different Materials

EasyChair Preprint no. 10796

11 pagesDate: August 29, 2023


Transmission towers serve the crucial role of transmitting power across extended distances via cables. Variations in environmental conditions across diverse regions impact material strength, potentially leading to structural impairment and failure. This research aims to investigate the properties of different materials and their impact on tower strength. 3D tower models were designed using software and analyzed through Ansys APDL. Material properties were modified while maintaining consistent load, surface area, ground installation, and element dimensions. Comparative analysis reveals that steel power transmission towers exhibit minimal deformation (0.60883E-3 mm) in the x-direction, contrasting significantly with aluminum's greater deformation (1.7395E-3 mm) under the same conditions. This discrepancy is attributed to steel's superior attributes, encompassing hardness, yield strength, toughness, elongation, tensile strength, fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance, malleability, plasticity, and creep resistance. In conclusion, the research establishes steel as the optimal material for power transmission towers due to its enhanced structural integrity under identical loading and design parameters, ensuring reliable and efficient power transmission.

Keyphrases: 3D Transmission Towers, FEA model, Materials, Truss Analysis

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  author = {Hafiz Liaqat Ali and Muhammad Faisal and Muhammad Asim Intizar and Mehwish Arshad and Muhammad Umair Ahsan Khan},
  title = {The Structural Analysis of Power Transmission Towers Using Different Materials},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 10796},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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