Calculation of Tower Loadings

Ice loading - yes.

One of the most tedious and time consuming tasks facing an engineer during the process of designing and analyzing towers is that of calculating wind, ice, and gravity loadings to be applied to latticed towers.
These calculations are especially tedious for self-supporting towers where the tower changes with height, both in profile and member sizes.
Whether the tower is self-supporting or guyed, of prismatic or tapered profile, of triangular or square cross-section, the calculation of loadings is simple enough to be a waste of an engineer's time, and tedious enough to cause human error to become a factor.

Fortunately, Guymast Inc. provides a product that facilitates these calculation and integrates with its analysis software.

MASTLODTM, like other Guymast products, uses simple tabular input, and a specialized analysis engine, to reduce the time spent modeling while producing more accurate and reliable results.
Hundreds of MASTLODTM users in North America, and around the world, find the tabular output very handy, and the ability to generate input files for the GUYMAST® and MASTTM analysis software indispensable.

MASTLODTM delivers a powerful set of features that improve engineering efficiency and quality.

Ice and appurtenances - we can't show the wind.

In addition to saving time during tower analysis by using MASTLODTM, the user can avail himself of a Guymast product to reduce the time spent drafting.
By using the model created in MASTLODTM to have DRAWMASTTM draw graphical representations of the tower, drafting time is saved and bid packages can be sent out sooner.