Technology E2E

Challenges for mitigating natural disasters on Overhead Transmission Lines - Earthquake

In general, in the design of transmission towers, wind load has a large effect on the calculation of the axial force of steel tower members. Even though Japan has experienced some of the world's largest earthquakes in recent years, notably the Kobe Earthquake in 1995 and the Tohoku Earthquake in 2011, there has been no record of overhead transmission towers collapsing because of seismic motion.

To read this article subscribe to ELECTRA. Single edition, annual options and CIGRE membership are available. Access to all editions is free for CIGRE members.

Already have an account? Sign in

Subscribe now

Technology E2E

This section created by CIGRE for ELECTRA includes strategic articles from CIGRE authors on the future grid end-to-end (E2E).

Top of page