Success with ModelSmart3D - Series 2 (towers) - Show 1
The Cantilever Analogy
One way to think about a tower is by considering
a cantilever truss with a vertical load (P) that acts
up and down and horizontal loads (C) that cause
compression in both the top and bottom chords.
P (+ or -)
Sometimes it helps to think of a tower in terms of the familiar beam.
Here (if the tower was standing up ) “P” would be the wind or other lateral force and the “C” forces would be the people or other vertical load.