[TowerTalk] Guying on a small lot
W0UN -- John Brosnahan
shr at swtexas.net
Mon Apr 17 15:08:00 EDT 2006
>I am a physicist not a P.E., but this sounds incorrect to me. I
>believe you need to end up with zero net horizontal force at the
>attachment point on the tower of each set of guys (i.e., guy tension
>X sine of angle between guy and vertical is equal), not equal static
>tension. If you have something other than 120 degree spacing it gets
>a bit more complicated, but you still want to have zero net
>horizontal force component on the tower.
You are correct, Bob. And the tower takes care of it for you.
The tower will move around to equalize the horizontal forces
from the guy wires. The guyed Rohn towers are flexible enough
to always have equal horizontal forces in the absence of wind.
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