At 03:29 AM 28/02/2000 +-500, you wrote:
>Transmission tower towers are designed with "overload factors" (which
>differ for different loading conditions and tower type, and range from 1.0
>to 2.54) using the allowable stresses prescribed specifically for
>transmission line towers. The ASCE Manual No.52 is the reference, in my
>My question is regarding the design of tower foundations. Are we supposed
>to further multiply the tower reactions (already multiplied with overload
>factors) with additional load factors (such as 1.4 and 1.7) prescribed by
>the concrete codes? Also what would be strategy while checking stability
>I would be extremely grateful for a prompt reply.
Try " Foundations for Transmission Line Towers " Edited by J L Briaud,
Geotechnical Special Publication # 8. ASCE.
Adolfo Galvez, MSc.