TSE: TOWER STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SOFTWARE
SOLUTION FOR TOWERS, TRANSMISSION TOWERS, ELECTRICAL SUBSTATIONS AND TELECOM STRUCTURES

TSE TOWER

<small>TSE TOWER</small>

INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STEEL TRANSMISSION STRUCTURES SUCH AS TRANSMISSION LATTICED TOWERS AND ELECTRICAL SUBSTATIONS

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OVERVIEW

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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.
-V-cable element.

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 P-Delta
o Static non-linear
o Buckling
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 Tension
o Compression
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 :
o Bending
o Tension-bending
o Compression-bending
o Shear
o Torsion
o Warping
-Profile optimization of selected members allows to test different section shapes, grade and materials types.

RESULTS FEATURES

-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.