Accession Number : ADP001695

Title :   Icing and Combined Wind and Ice Design Loadings for Transmission Lines in Remote Areas,

Corporate Author : METEOROLOGY RESEARCH INC ALTADENA CA

Personal Author(s) : Richmond,M. C.

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : This paper reviews some of the methodologies which have been used for developing design loadings in remote areas of eastern Canada and the northwestern United States. How loadings are expressed in terms of return period probabilities and the possible impact of the very long lines crossing two or more independent weather regimes are discussed. Finally, the importance of early involvement of meteorological evaluations and on-going observation programs are stressed.

Descriptors :   *Ice, *Ice formation, *Transmission lines, *Loads(Forces), *Cold weather tests, Meteorological data, Experimental design, Strength(Mechanics), Reliability, Maintainability, Standardization, Rural areas, Precipitation, Freezing, Particle size, Accumulation, Structural analysis, Workshops

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE