TSE TOWER is one of the applications of the Tower Structural Engineering software.
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 according to a range of international standards. An extensive library of panel types allow for quick creation of the structure through parametric tools.
•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
•Automatic handling of tension-only members
•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.