[TowerTalk] FW: FW: Thrust Bearing Installation

maflukey at gmail.com maflukey at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 23:20:46 EST 2020

Hi Grant & Very Merry Christmas.   These are loads, not stresses.   Stresses
result from loads acting on member stiffness which produces strains and
resulting deflections.


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From: TowerTalk <towertalk-bounces at contesting.com> On Behalf Of Grant
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:54 AM
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] FW: Thrust Bearing Installation

How does that work, given the typical tower is at least an order of
magnitude stiffer than the mast?

Grant KZ1W

On 12/24/2020 01:37, maflukey at gmail.com wrote:
> It's typically not about the dead weight of the mast & antennas, it's 
> about reducing the bending moment on the mast under wind loading.
> 73
> Matt

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