TSE TELECOM is one of the applications of the Tower Structural Engineering software. TSE TELECOM is a powerful and comprehensive Microsoft Windows program for the analysis and design of steel telecommunication structures such as self-supporting towers, monopole transmission tower and guyed masts according to ANSI/TIA-222 and CSA S37-18 standards.
TSE TELECOM includes powerful and productive features for generating any type of latticed structure model. Engineers can now model faster than ever using the parametric wizard generator and Panel libraries. The automatic model generator generates the full 3D model of any tower including the main members, diagonals, diaphragms and rigid connections. Panels can be defined by the user through Panel Editor, or selected from a standard panel library. Standard libraries also include materials and sections.
The extensive library of panel types allow for quick creation of the structure through parametric tools. The loads generator wizard is a very powerful tool for the automatic load generation on the tower. The Tower Generator automatically computes the wind loads and ice loads.
The user-interface features, the powerful analysis engine, the extensive design checks and the advanced visualization tools make modelling of complex towers a seamless process.
•Automatic generation of dead, ice, thermal and wind loads according to TIA-222 and CSA S37.
•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 according to TIA-222.
•Display loads graphically and detailed wind and ice loads parameters can be displayed in numerical tables.
•Comprehensive Analysis methods including:
– Static linear
– Static non-linear
– Natural frequencies
– Seismic and dynamic
•Linear and exact non-linear cable elements (catenary cables).
•Automatic handling of tension-only members.
•Available design provisions include ANSI/TIA-222 and CSA S37.
•Members are checked against their ultimate strength in accordance with the selected code, Design checks include:
– Slenderness ratios
– Buckling length
– Connections (shear, bearing, block shear)
– Anchor rods
•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.
The user can use this command to define the layout and properties of the bolts that will be used to connect the members of the structure.
Threads Pitch (tp)
Tensile Stress (Fub)
Shear Strength (Through Body) (Fvb)
Shear Strength (Through Threads) (Fvt)
The anchor rods command is used to define the parameters of the anchorage of the columns to the foundations. Four types of anchors are available.
A column is composed of a number of segments placed in a sequential order. Each column face is made of panels which fit into the column segments. The Column Face Prototypes dialog box is used to define this sequence of panels. Each sequence is defined independently from the column; it will be attached to a specific column face by the Column Face Identification command.
The library in which the panel is defined as well as the desired panel must be selected in the Panel Library and Panel Name lists. The TSE software provides a series of standard connection and diaphragm panels which can be found in the Standard-D library. Additional panels can also be created using the Panel Editor.
The Guys command allows to define the guys configuration for guyed towers. The guys and attachment members are generated when the tower model is generated using the Generation of Model command.
The Antennas command allows to define telecommunication antenna properties.
Various types of antennas are possible such as:
– Paraboloid without Radome
– Paraboloid with Radome
– Paraboloid with Shroud
The TSE Telecom software has facilities to manually add joint and member loads as well as for the automatic generation of code-specified loads.
The Wind Loads command is used to define the tower wind loads parameters. The TSE Telecom software automatically generates the distribution of the wind loads on the structure according to these parameters. The generation of the loads is made automatically during the analysis. However, the user may view the generated data with the Wind Load Data command prior to running the analysis.
The Ice Loads command is used to define the tower ice loads parameters. The TSE Telecom Software automatically generates the distribution of the ice loads on the structure according to these parameters. The generation of the loads is made automatically during the analysis. However, the user may view the generated data with the Ice Load Data command prior to running the analysis.
The Wind and Ice Loads Generator command is used to generate wind and ice loads on open structures (Electric substations, transmission towers, telecommunication towers).
Depending on the type of distribution chosen, various loading conditions are possible such as:
– Wind only
– Wind with ice
– Service wind load
– Two thermal load
– Self-weight load
– Ice load
The member wind loads may be filtered before being displayed. It is possible to restrain the displayed results to the selected elements or to display them for the entire model. It is also possible to display the results for a specific basic load.
The surface wind loads may be filtered before being displayed. It is possible to restrain the displayed results to the selected surfaces or to display them for the entire model. It is also possible to display the results for a specific basic load.
The member ice loads may be filtered before being displayed. It is possible to restrain the displayed results to the selected members or to display them for the entire model. It is also possible to display the results for a specific basic load.
•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 TELECOM 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.
•Reports are available in several formats including:
– Microsoft Word reports
– Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets
– ASCII files
•Comprehensive manuals and helps.
•Can export the model to:
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