TSE: TOWER STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE
SOLUTION FOR TOWERS, TRANSMISSION TOWERS, ELECTRICAL SUBSTATIONS AND TELECOM STRUCTURES
TSE TOWER is one of the applications of the TSE Tower Structural Engineering software. The TSE TOWER is a powerful and comprehensive Microsoft Windows program for the analysis and design of steel transmission structures, such as transmission latticed towers and electrical substations to a range of international standards. An extensive library of panel types allow for quick creation of the structure through parametric tools.
INTUITIVE MODELING FEATURES
•Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time.
•Wizard driven parametric physical model generation for :
o Square and rectangular selfsupporting towers
o Substation structures
•Extensive database of standard sections and materials (ASCE, CISC, European), and more than 30 nonstandard section shapes.
•Library of standard panels types with facilities to create user-defined ones.
•Graphical-based modelling commands such as linear copy, rotation copy, mirror, move, extrusion, member subdivision and member attachment.
•Rigid connections can be created to stiffen beam to column or beam to beam connections.
•Models can be edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets.
COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS FEATURES
•Automatic generation of dead, ice and wind loads to the following standards:
o ASCE 74-2009
o IEC 60826-2003
o CAN/CSA-C22.3 No. 60826-10
•Uniform wind pressure profile and uniform thickness ice profile
•User-defined wind pressure profiles
•United States county listings of design criteria for wind, wind with ice, and ice
•Loading for joints, members including concentrated, uniform, trapezoidal and thermal loads
•Loading for surfaces and finite element plates
•Automatic calculation of drag coefficients, gust factors, topographic parameters and escalate ice thickness
•Display loads graphically and detailed wind and ice loads parameters can be displayed in numerical tables
•Analysis methods in TSE TOWER include:
o Static linear
o Static non-linear
o Natural frequencies
o Seismic and dynamic
•Automatic handling of tension-only members
TOWER DESIGN FEATURES
•Available design provisions include ASCE 10-97 standard.
•Members are checked against their ultimate strength in accordance with the selected code, Design check include:
o Slenderness ratios
o Buckling length
o Connections (shear, bearing, block shear)
o Anchor rods
•Anchor rod can be design checked for ASCE 10-97 and CAN/CSA S16-09 standards.
•Calculation of the equivalent loads on footings
•Can optionally check members according to LRFD-99 for :
•Profile optimization of selected members allows to test different section shapes, grade and materials types.
•Towers can be shown as lines, wire frames or can be rendered as 3D polygon surfaces.
•Results can be visualized either graphically or numerically.
•Input data and results may be printed for the whole structures or partial structures using graphical selection or a range of elements.
•Customized list of input and results to be printed.
•TSE TOWER provides an exhaustive set of results features that include graphical views, diagrams, spreadsheets and text reports.
•All graphics can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use in external programs.