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This paper studies the dynamic behavior of a multi-span transmission line system under synoptic wind considering various speeds to determine the range of wind speeds in which the system experiences resonance. A finite element numerical model was developed for the purpose of this study. This model is employed to assess the dynamic behavior of a self-supported lattice tower line under various wind speeds. Dynamic Amplification Factor (DAF), defined as the ratio between the peak total response to the peak quasi-static response, is evaluated. It is found that conductors’ responses exhibit large DAF compared to the towers especially at low wind speeds (v ≤ 25 m/s). This results from the low natural frequency of the conductors (0.19 Hz) which is close to the wind load frequency while the natural frequency of the tower is equal to 2.36 Hz. In addition, the conductors’ aerodynamic damping decreases with the decrease of wind speed which leads to higher dynamic effect while the tower’s aerodynamic damping plays a minor role. The results of the dynamic analysis conducted in this study are also used to compare the gust response factors (GFT), defined as the ratio between peak total response to the mean response, to those obtained from the ASCE code (GFT-ASCE). It has been noticed that the gust response factors obtained from the ASCE code lead to conservative peak responses for both towers and conductors of the chosen line.


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NDM-534: SENSITIVITY OF WIND INDUCED DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF A TRANSMISSION LINE TO VARIATIONS IN WIND SPEED

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This paper studies the dynamic behavior of a multi-span transmission line system under synoptic wind considering various speeds to determine the range of wind speeds in which the system experiences resonance. A finite element numerical model was developed for the purpose of this study. This model is employed to assess the dynamic behavior of a self-supported lattice tower line under various wind speeds. Dynamic Amplification Factor (DAF), defined as the ratio between the peak total response to the peak quasi-static response, is evaluated. It is found that conductors’ responses exhibit large DAF compared to the towers especially at low wind speeds (v ≤ 25 m/s). This results from the low natural frequency of the conductors (0.19 Hz) which is close to the wind load frequency while the natural frequency of the tower is equal to 2.36 Hz. In addition, the conductors’ aerodynamic damping decreases with the decrease of wind speed which leads to higher dynamic effect while the tower’s aerodynamic damping plays a minor role. The results of the dynamic analysis conducted in this study are also used to compare the gust response factors (GFT), defined as the ratio between peak total response to the mean response, to those obtained from the ASCE code (GFT-ASCE). It has been noticed that the gust response factors obtained from the ASCE code lead to conservative peak responses for both towers and conductors of the chosen line.

http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/csce2016/London/NaturalDisasterMitigation/24