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[TowerTalk] guy rod angle

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Subject: [TowerTalk] guy rod angle
From: (Michael Rauh)
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 17:25:42 -0400
The rod angle is indeed the angle of the (guy anchor) foundation reactions.  
Foundation reactions are given in the Rohn catalog for their example towers. 
  In general, we don't know the guy anchor reactions.  A rigid body model 
with one pin at the base will tell us the base reaction but not the anchor 
reaction for towers with more than one set of guys.  We need a model that 
will tell us how the loads are distributed between the guys in order to 
determine the guy anchor reaction magnitude and angle and therefore the guy 
rod angle. Knowing the angle also tells us how much of the load on the 
anchor is uplift and how much is lateral force, which is important in 
selecting the foundation dimensions.

Sorry to take so long to respond, I've been busy digging holes and bending 

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>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] guy rod angle
To: <>
>Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 16:14:44 EDT
>This means that at maximum tension the angle
>of the rod is assumed to be the angle of the foundation reactions.

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