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Q 15. How is the tower designed?

Ans: The tower design, which is an iterative process consists of following steps
a) Propose a geometry of tower, member sizes etc.
b) Work out the loads likely to be experienced by tower due to antennas, wind, earthquake, ice etc.
c) Calculate the forces generated in each individual member of tower
d) Check that proposed member size is suitable for the forces experienced by that member. If not, reselect suitable member size and reiterate the process till all members are confirmed to be suitable for the forces experienced by them.