Source: Osmose, Inc.
O-Calc is designed to aid companies in their efforts to make an accurate assessment of transverse and vertical
O-Calc is designed to aid companies in their efforts to make an accurate assessment of transverse and vertical loads on an existing pole. The program is easy to use, providing an input format structural and non-structural personnel can follow. An interface with drop-down windows improves the process of load analysis, helping utility companies save money. Once the existing load on a pole is analyzed, it is easy to evaluate the impact of adding cables or increasing the size of conductors. A database format facilitates storage of pole analyses along with exporting and importing capabilities. Included among the graphic outputs are:
Individual component load as well as total load
Loads as a percent of pole capacity
Indications of overload or reserve capacity
Indication of stress along the length of the pole
Osmose, Inc., 980 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14209. Tel: 716-882-5905; Fax: 716-882-7822.