Effect of HUD-HUD Wind Intensity on the Structural Behaviour of 220kv Transmission Line Tower at Visakhapatnam
Sudheer Choudari1, K.Rajashekar2

1Sudheer Choudari, Civil Engineering, Andhra Univerisity, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Dr. K. Rajashekar, Department Of Civil Engineering, Andhra Univerisity, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 781-787 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8000088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8000.088619
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Abstract: The transmission line towers are one of the important transmission line structures in the distribution of power from the source to the various places. Transmission line towers carry heavy electrical transmission conductors at a sufficient and safe height from ground. In addition to their self-weight they have to withstand all forces of nature like strong wind and earthquake. Therefore transmission line towers should be designed considering both structural and electrical requirements for a safe and economical design. In this paper, an attempt has been made to analyse the behaviour of Transmission line tower under the influence of natural disaster hit Visakhapatnam (District) in Andhra Pradesh (State), India recently in the month of November, 2014. The 220kV tower is modeled and analysed using STADD Pro V-8i and Ansys Mechanical APDL for Maximum loading combinations considering HUD-HUD wind intensity of 275 km/hr (76m/s) and the results obtained are compared with the results obtained for regular wind intensity of 180km/hr(50m/s). Also, the velocity profiles are drawn for both the wind speed.
Keywords: Hud-Hud, Structural Behaviour, Transmission Line Tower, Velocity Profile