"What is there in a name......." is one of the famous quotable quotes from William Shakespeare's play. He has very cleverly taken rose as an example which distinguishes itself with other flowers by its scented flavour. In most other cases the name plays very important role. It is more so in the cases of inanimate objects as they cannot deny the wrong usage of nomenclature. In case the resultant effect is going to affect ultimately the user then adequate care is to be taken to have correct nomenclature so that the procedure is fool-proof and does not cause any misunderstanding.
Coming to the issue under consideration, the need to prepare a Glossary of Terms relates to Transmission Line Towers was felt in view of the inadequacy of using the Glossary of terms applicable to steel structural design practice. This is because of the keen competition to bring out competitive designs using improved techniques.
Accordingly a committee consisting of Sarvashri T.V. Gopalan, R. Susendran and G.V. Rao was formed to draft the Glossary of terms. Shri T.V. Gopalan was also the Chief Editor of this committee. The draft after finalisation was circulated between the experts in the field to elicit their comments. The comments so received were incorporated in this Technical Report.
The report is divided into chapters dealing with tower footing, super structure, fabrication, erection 6c testing and common terms used in the Transmission Line Tower Design. It is illustrated in great detail to avoid any ambiguity.
The Central Board of Irrigation and Power is grateful to Sarvashri T.V. Gopalan, R. Susendran and G.V. Rao for the trouble taken in finalising the various chapters. Our special thanks to Shri T.V. Gopalan for the zeal exhibited in bringing out the material required for this report. We are also thankful to the various experts who have spared their valuable time to go through the draft and make necessary comments.
We hope that this Technical Report will help the engineers involved in the Transmission Line Tower Design to use it extensively for the better understanding of the various parameters.