Using Modern Technology to Make Your Steel Transmission Towers More Resilient

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST

 

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Our nation’s power grid continues to face extreme weather events, with aging steel infrastructure in corrosive environments. It is important to provide a comprehensive approach for predicting the resiliency of transmission structures against major wind events utilizing modern technology tools. For example, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) powers the utility maintenance industry by providing superior methods for the structural assessment of the health and resiliency of transmission structures against today’s code requirements. Technology can be implemented in multiple strategic ways to reach different modeling goals and solutions. Coupling technology with 3D FEA modeling tools can provide a comprehensive approach for predicting the resiliency of transmission structures against major wind events.

Join us for a webinar to:

  • Become more familiar with various tools and software that are being used to model existing structures
  • Gain a better understanding of how technology can help us map the existing structures
  • Learn how technology can identify the potential concerns in transmission structures
  • Understand the strength and resiliency of a circuit, and highlight the weakest elements
  • Take a closer look at load distribution in structural components

About the Presenter:

Adel Badiee, P.E., PMP - Senior Lead Engineer

Adel Badiee, P.E., PMP is a Senior Lead Engineer at Osmose Utilities Services. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering and has over 10 years of professional work experience. Adel is also a Licensed Professional Engineer in six states and holds a Project Management Professional Certificate. During his works at Osmose, he created the SteelCalcTM, an algorithm designed to code check transmission structures at the ground level. He is currently working with the analytics team to study the resiliency of existing transmission steel structures under different load cases and events and is helping developers to develop SteelCalcTM further.

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