This article outlines some of the basic concepts behind how Tensions Types and Sag are accounted for in O-Calc Pro. The full primer on this topic is linked to this article. Any cable attached between two structures will hang between these two structures following a catenary curve. Mathematically the catenary curve is a hyperbolic curve describing ..
This report provides more detailed information regarding the forces being applied to the pole in relation to wine pressure as dictated by the loadcase, and the worst wind direction which is determined during modeling of a structure. Figure 7. Applied Loads Summary Report LoadCase – Populated automatically based on the active loadcase in the inventory ..
Analysis Report – Page 1 Figure 1. Page 1 of Analysis Report Pole Num – set by the user in the data entry panel Aux Data Fields 1-6 – In this example, lines 2-7 on the left-hand side (PM Order Number – Aux Data 6) show where a user can enter custom fields. When a ..
For any ordinary type of standard analysis tasks, and even for the bulk of advanced tasks O-Calc Pro has reports and tools provided for you to use. On occasion however there will be some form of analysis or manipulation that requires deep and advanced access to elements or calculated values. In this post we will ..
When comparing O-Calc to simplified hand calculations it is sometimes surprising to find that there can be some differences. Let’s look at a very simple example of a dead-end load of 1000 lbs applied 400 inches above the ground guyed by a down guy that is 180 degrees out of phase and with both the ..
This document describes the coordinate conventions used to describe all physical and notional elements in the PPL system. By convention all linear values are in inches and all angular values are in radians. Overview All coordinates in PPL are described using in a cylindrical polar form relative to a single parent object. X describes a ..
1.0 Coordinates All coordinates are in a cylindrical polar scheme relative to an immediate parent. A = Rotation about a vertical axis in radians X = Distance from a vertical axis in inches Z = Position along the vertical axis, positive is up 2.0 Loads Applied to the Pole Every component on the pole ..