A Comparative Study of Distribution Structure Cross Arms
Ramana Pidaparti1, Sriram Kalaga2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-2, M4
First Page: 757
Last Page: 767
Publisher Id: TOCIEJ-11-757
Article History:Received Date: 03/01/2017
Revision Received Date: 15/03/2017
Acceptance Date: 05/05/2017
Electronic publication date: 15/10/2017
Collection year: 2017
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The structural performance of cross arms used on distribution poles is studied in this paper. Tangent and Dead End configurations involving conventional (wood) and composite (fiber glass) cross arms are analyzed. Strength-to-Stiffness and Weight-to-Stiffness ratios associated with study cases are determined and evaluated.
Results and Conclusion:
It is observed that although initial costs are higher, composite cross arms offer long-term advantages in terms of strength, stiffness, performance and durability.