Stiffness Analysis of a Communication Mast's Diagonal Mounting
Application ID: 1363
Communication masts usually have a framework with a bolted triangular lattice design. The diagonals of the framework are assembled from several parts and welded together.
When operating under a given wind load at a specific location, the antenna’s total rotation angle should stay below a certain limit to ensure uninterrupted communications. For the type of mast in this model, the engineers have determined that its torsional stiffness is too low, and this effect is due to the geometry of the diagonal mountings. The goal is to increase the stiffness of such a diagonal mounting by first analyzing an existing geometry followed by an update of the geometry and a new analysis.
The model also demonstrates the individual meshing of parts with the interactive meshing tool.
This model is included as an example in the following products:COMSOL Multiphysics®
however additional products may be needed to reproduce it. This example may be created and run using components from the following product combinations:
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.