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Need for a Specific Indian Code/Standardfor Optimization of Telecom Structures
A Brief Comparison of Wind Pressures per IS: 875 (Part-3) and TIA-222-GCase Study by Seshendra Kumar, C. Eng (I), M.I.E., and Jason T. Kahrs, P.E.
Indian Telecommunications Industry
has the second largest telecommunication network in the world with approximately 35.96 million landlines and 652.42 million wireless subscribers.Since 2001, the Indian mobile subscriber base has increased in size by a factor of more than one-hundred. The projected growth of the Indian telecommunication industry will exceed more than1.159 billion mobile subscribers by 2013.
To meet this exponential telecom growth and to keep up with advancements in wirelesstechnologies, telecom carriers will need to install/change their equipment on either existing ornewly built towers. Consequently, there will be a lot of scope for the structural analysis/designof telecom structures.The typical practice for engineers to determine wind loads on telecom structures in India is to usethe
Indian Code, IS: 875 (Part-3), “Code of Practice for Design Loads (Other thanEarthquake) for Buildings and Structures”. There are many international Codes/Standardsdeveloped
to telecom structures such as TIA-222-G, BS-8100 etc.
The purpose of this paper is to show a need for a specific Indian Code/Standard for optimization of telecom structures based on a comparison of wind pressures determined using IS:875 (Part-3) and the International Telecom Code/Standard, TIA-222-G, “Structural Standard for AntennaSupporting Structures and Antennas”.
The vast majority of telecommunication towers in India are self-support towers. Self-Supporttowers of 30m, 60m, and 90m heights are used in this study. The equivalent design parametersthat are used to determine the wind pressures acting at various increments of the tower height arelisted in
. The majority of the area in India consists of warm/tropic regions throughoutthe year. As such, ice loading is ignored for this study. The wind pressures are calculated bytaking the controlling load case for the structure, i.e. Basic Wind Speed without Ice. Forsimplicity, the towers are analyzed without linear and discrete appurtenances. The drag factordifference between the two codes is considered to be insignificant.
This paper was submitted for eWORLD FORUM 2011 Conference