Comprehensive Analysis and Design Tools:
STAAD(X).Tower easily allows engineers to generate self-supporting towers, guyed towers and monopoles using its parametric setup wizards. And STAAD(X).Tower offers bi-directional interoperability with other STAAD(X) products like STAAD(X) and STAAD.foundation to provide additional analysis and design of your structure. Engineers now have the flexibility to design physical members as per TIA-222-F and TIA-222-G codes. The design capability includes both trusses as well as frame member types. For each physical member the user can explicitly define the design parameters following the desired standard and can browse the detail design calculation with all allowable and actual values. With STAAD(X).Tower, external components like antennas, appurtenances, and platforms can easily be attached and can generate wind, ice, seismic loads following the TIA codes along with other standard reference loads. The robust analysis and design engine (as per TIA-222-F & TIA-222-G codes) helps to minimize efforts to obtain the analysis and design results. STAAD(X).Tower provides easy drag & drop features for inserting non-structural components like dish antennas, appurtenances, and platform mounts for monopoles. It also allows the user to browse and maintain the catalogs for such components. Additionally, users can adjust the mounting patterns and reorient tilt and azimuth angles for these components as required.
Increased Modeling Efficiency with Standards and Wizards:
Engineers can now model faster than ever using our physical model generation utilities thorough parametric wizards. This includes automatic and intuitive formation of physical members with appropriate orientations. It also handles the insertion and editing of bracing systems in a smarter way. Through easy parametric changes, the overall tower geometry including slope changes can be achieved. STAAD(X).Tower provides a comprehensive in-built library of standard bracing patterns with an extended facility to create and store user defined bracing patterns for future use. It also allows the user to treat a set of analytical members as a group. It automatically considers the set of individual analytical members of the tower legs and bracings as single physical members based on certain criteria.
Automatic Calculation of Wind, Ice, and Seismic Loads:
Users will enjoy maximum productivity with our impressive group of features that automatically generates wind, ice, and seismic loads, following the TIA-222-F and TIA-222-G standards. Based on user specified state and county information, it extracts wind speed, ice thickness and spectral acceleration values and automatically calculates height dependant gust factors, velocity pressures, effective projected areas, and distributes the forces on the overall structure. STAAD(X).Tower automatically readjusts loads in the event of changes in overall geometry, assigned sections, and external attachments.
Powerful Results and Diagrams:
STAAD(X).Tower provides an exhaustive set of post-processing features that includes results and diagrams. It renders leg compression curves, deflection, tilts, twists, axial forces, moments, torsion, and stress diagrams along with dynamic browsing facility for member forces and member stresses at any point of the cross-section on any member at any location for any analysis load case. It displays tables for member end forces, joint displacements, and support reactions. Customizable and user-friendly report generation facility is also provided.