[TowerTalk] Kurt's Analysis

Wilson Lamb infomet at embarqmail.com
Sat Jan 16 17:05:45 PST 2010

WOW, kurt should get e big prize and cheers from all of us!
This reminds me of the stuff I used to see when I worked next to a group of 
first class FEA people analyzing far more complicated structures.
I am humbled by his work and results.  I never thought that much bending 
could get around the guys to the base!  But I certainly like the tapered 
base.  I work around them often at little radio stations.  I have been 
thinking that the lower guys did little, but they are sure important, at 
least in these extreme load cases.

It would be nice to see a run with 60-70 mi/hr wind, 70' of 25G, near a 
house and woods, which is my scenario.  But I expect one of these sets is 
worth a few $K, so I don't expect to see it!  Presumably a bracket would 
freeze the bending at the bracket and raise the point of max bending and 
reduce it a bit.

Thanks Kurt for posting this!!

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