A DEVICE FOR FAILURE TOLERANT TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$371,167.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
349
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Anco Engineers Inc.
9937 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City, CA, 90230
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Paul Ibanez
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TRANSMISSION LINE DESIGN IS OFTEN GOVERNED BY THE NEED TO RESIST THE HIGH LONGITUDINAL LOADS IMPOSED BY A LINE BREAK. THIS RARE EVENT REQUIRES TOWERS MUCH STRONGER (AND MORE COSTLY) THAN NEEDED FOR NORMAL SERVICE. FURTHER, FAILURE TO RESIST A LINE BREAK CAN LEAD TO EXTREMELY COSTLY "ZIPPER" TYPE MULTI-TOWER FAILURES. THIS PROJECT WILL PRODUCE A FEASIBILITY DESIGN WITH BACKUP SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF A NONLINEAR BREAK-AWAY DEVICE TO BE ATTACHED BETWEEN TOWER AND CONDUCTOR SO AS TO ALLOW GIVE AND LOAD REDISTRIBUTION, WITHOUT FAILURE, IN THE EVENT OF A LINE BREAK. THE FEW SUPPORTS AFFECTED WOULD THEN BE EASILY REPAIRED. CONSIDERABLE COST SAVINGS WOULD RESULT IN NEW CONSTRUCTION

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