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    STAAD Tower

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Design Software for Communication Towers

Efficiently design and model towers, such as lattice towers and guyed masts, as well as equipment such as antennas, mounts, and linear appurtenances, with powerful 3D physical modeling. Bentley’s tower applications are built to specifically suit your tower workflows to optimize design time. With both graphical and text-based definitions of tower structures, you can design and complete projects faster than ever.

You can leverage a comprehensive library of panel types and ancillary equipment that enable quick creation of the structure; automatically generate loads for any number of directions with user-defined topographic configurations and quickly perform design checks; and create reports with virtually any output – from structure data to loading analysis results to design capacities for members and bolts.

Bentley offers tower applications in a variety of options so you can choose the option that works best for you:

  • STAAD Tower 
    When designing in accordance with U.S. design standards, you will save time and complete projects faster through automatic scenario creation by combining geometric layers, equipment grouping, and loading criteria. You can also create a physical model by applying hierarchical modification layers with revision history on top of the base geometry using built-in business logic. 

  • STAAD Tower – Europe
    When designing in accordance to Eurocode 3, British National Annex, and PD 6688, you’ll have what you need with STAAD Tower – Europe. 

  • MStower
    Easily create high-quality tower designs, such as monopoles, in compliance with a number of international standards, such as those supported in ANZ and India. 
Capabilities
  • Analyze gravity and lateral load

    • Design and analyze simple or complex structures for a wide range of loading conditions, including those induced by gravity such as dead and live loads, including skip conditions, in combination with lateral loads including wind and seismic.
  • Calculate ice loads

    • Perform structural wind ice load calculations, including any appurtenances located on the structure. Calculate the effective ice area for structure and ancillaries required for force calculations based on the desired ice thickness.
  • Comply with seismic requirements

    • Design and detail seismic force-resisting systems, generating seismic loads according to the relevant building code. Consider these forces in the design of elements and, where applicable, the design of frames and the larger structural system. Enforce the ductility requirements of the selected design code in element proportioning and detailing.
  • Design to international standards

    • Extend the reach of your business practice and take advantage of global design opportunities by using a wide range of international standards and specifications in our design products. Complete your designs with confidence thanks to extensive support of international standards.
  • Generate design loads and load combinations

    • Apply code-prescribed wind and seismic loads to the structure using built-in load generators. Calculate relevant loading parameters automatically based on the structural geometry, mass, and selected building code provisions without the need for separate hand calculations. Combine these lateral load cases with gravity and other types of loads using load combination generators.
  • Model communications towers

    • Perform comprehensive analysis and design of monopoles (tapered and straight), self-supporting (three leg and four leg) and guyed towers (three leg and four leg), and communication towers through physical modeling and parametric tools, ensuring minimum user interaction. Easily attach components and generate wind, ice, and seismic loads following TIA codes and IS codes along with other standard reference loads.
  • Perform geometric nonlinear analysis

    • Incorporate second-order and non-linear effects resulting from significant structural displacements into your analysis results. Design flexible structures with confidence, as you can account for the additional forces from increased displacements.
  • Share structural models

    • Transfer structural model geometry and design results from one application to another and synchronize changes over time. Quickly share the structural model, drawings, and information with the entire team for review.
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