Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Carbon fiber tapered tower deflection

  1. #1
    Associate Engineer
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    1

    Carbon fiber tapered tower deflection

    My company manufactures carbon fiber tapered towers. I have been asked to figure out how to predict deflection and I am completely stumped. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Technical Fellow jboggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    786
    Honestly, your inquiry is very hard to believe. How does a company establish itself in the business of making carbon fiber tapered towers and NOT know how to predict deflection?

  3. #3
    Administrator Kelly Bramble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Bold Springs, GA
    Posts
    2,252
    For tapered beams it is D2(E*I*D2y) = w(x).

    or

    Deflection y = (1/E)*integral[integral{[M(x)/I(x)]*dx}*dx], integrated from x = 0 to 0.5*L.

    Also, see the following document...

    deflection-tapered-pole.pdf

  4. #4
    Technical Fellow jboggs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    786
    Kelly - you are amazing!

  5. #5
    Administrator Kelly Bramble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Bold Springs, GA
    Posts
    2,252
    Quote Originally Posted by jboggs View Post
    Kelly - you are amazing!
    Just happen to have the info - thank you anyway!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •