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D8.D.1 General Comments

This section presents some general statements regarding the implementation of Indian Standard code of practice (IS:802-1995 – Part 1) for structural steel design for overhead transmission line towers in STAAD. The design philosophy and procedural logistics for member selection and code checking are based upon the principles of allowable stress design.

Two major failure modes are recognized: failure by overstressing, and failure by stability considerations. The flowing sections describe the salient features of the allowable stresses being calculated and the stability criteria being used. Members are proportioned to resist the design loads without exceeding the allowable stresses and the most economic section is selected on the basis of least weight criteria. The code checking part of the program checks stability and strength requirements and reports the critical loading condition and the governing code criteria.