TOWER ANALYSIS FEATURES
– IEC 60826:2003
– CSA C22.3 No. 60826-10
– ASCE 74-2009
– NESC 2012
– User defined ice and wind profiles
Automatic generation of dead, ice and wind loads to the following standards:
– ASCE 74-2009
– IEC 60826-2003
– 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.
Automatic handling of tension-only members.
AUTOMATIC TOWER GENERATION
The program also computes the beta angles, the slenderness ratios and the force coefficients. The Tower Generator automatically computes the wind loads and ice loads.
TSE DESIGN FEATURES
Members are checked against their ultimate strength in accordance with the selected code, Design check include:
– Slenderness ratios
– Buckling length
– Connections (shear, bearing, block shear)
– Anchor rods
Anchor rod can be design checked for ASCE 10-15 and CAN/CSA S16-14 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.