What is a tower
A proper tower
analysis involves the construction of a mathematical
model of the tower, its appurtenances, restraints
offered by the foundations, and environmental loading
that behaves, mathematically, as would the tower behave
physically under the most probable adverse physical
conditions that can be reasonably expected to prevail,
or such other situations that it may be of interest to
Of course, a tower
analysis is of no use to anyone untill it is clearly,
unabiguosly communicated through a concise report that
explains what was done, why it was done, what were the
restrictions imposed, what were the unknowns and the
assumptions used to overcome these unknowns, what were
the results, and how should the client and the public
deal with these results.
analyses have to cost much ?
don't have to cost much, but that also depends on what
one considers much. A low cost analysis that involved
little more than guesswork will have cost too much (with
some costs to be realized in the future).
Obviously, the cost should be comensurate with the
work and care required to perform the analysis properly.
Different situations will require different approaches
and will take different resources and time. The best
analysts will proportion their effort and time to match
the task; a poor analyst will either always take too
much time or always take too little time, because to him
it is a process to achieve a personal economic goal
rather than an undertaking to inform and support the
client's needs with respect to the tower.