Soil Factors Behind Inground Decay of Timber Poles : Testing and Interpretation of Results

Rahman, Anisur & Chattopadhyay, Gopinath (2007) Soil Factors Behind Inground Decay of Timber Poles : Testing and Interpretation of Results. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 22(3), pp. 1897-1903.


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Inground decay is a major problem associated with the reliability and safety of timber poles. In modeling inground decay for effective maintenance strategies for timber poles, it is important to identify soil factors that are influential to the inground decay. This paper investigates some of the important influential soil factors and testing methods for those factors.

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ID Code: 14135
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: poles and towers, power system reliability, power system security, soil, timber
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2007.893605
ISSN: 0885-8977
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 23 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 04:01

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