Line Design Analysis


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  1. Coordinate Systems. Specific to the coordinate systems used within Quick Pole, but a good base to help understand any advanced Line Design Software Tool.
  2. Sags and Tension of Power Conductors, Communication Wires and Self-Supporting Cables. Of all the Structural and Clearance considerations of Line Design, Sags and Tensions are THE MOST SIGNIFICANT aspect of Line design that needs to be well understood and calculated properly. This is a must read.
  3. What is Non-linear Analysis ? How the loads influence the stresses and deflection of the pole structure and its supports (guys...) is most accurately handled using a technique called Non-linear Analysis.
  4. What Pole Data is used in Quick Pole. There are differences in how poles are defined in Canada and the USA. Read more about how Quick Pole addresses these.
  5. A Discussion about Due Diligence for Engineers. This article discusses typical due dilgence considerations often addressed in Pole Line Design.
  6. A Suggested Code Compliance Framework for any Pole Line Design Software. This article suggests a generic framework for a supplier or user to evaluate their own Pole Line Design Software.
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