Accession Number : ADA112953

Title :   Methods of Measuring and Establishing Cable Tensions in Guyed Structures.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for May-Sep 81,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Bocchi,William J ; Forlenza,Nicholas G

PDF Url : ADA112953

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This report describes in detail, three methods of measuring cable tensions on guyed structures. The methods are sag, deflection tensiometer, and vibration. A field comparison of each method was made using the guyed structures at RADC's Stockbridge Test Site. The vibration technique was conceived several years ago for a previous effort and was verified as an accurate and practical method to measure guy cable tensions. Also included in this report is a complete documentation of the cables used on all guyed structures at the Stockbridge Test Site and the results of the cable tension measurements performed for this effort. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cables, *Tension, *Measurement, Clamps, Tensiometers, Deflection, Field conditions, Comparison, Displacement, Pulses, Transverse, Geometry, Vibration

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE