MStower V6 is a Windows program for the analysis and checking of latticed towers and masts. It is used by designers and authorities for the checking of transmission line structures and communications towers and masts.
The program has options for the generation of geometry and loading, analysis, application of gust factors to member forces, and checking of members. There are comprehensive facilities for plotting of the structure, loading, and results. The structure geometry is specified by data describing panels, dimensions, sections, and ancillary equipment. Section properties and ancillary data are taken from standard library files. Wind and ice loads on members, antennas, and ancillaries are computed automatically.
Loads may be computed according to the rules of:
- BS 8100:Part 1:1986 (towers)
- BS8100:Part 4:1995 (guyed masts)
- ANSI EIA/TIA-222-F-1996
- Malaysian Electricity Supply Regulations 1990
Alternatively, any user-defined wind velocity profile may be used. Patch loading may be computed for masts.