Fatigue Cracking and Inspection of High-Mast Lighting Towers

Recent failures of high-mast lighting towers in several states have raised questions as to the robustness and safety of the existing inventory of similar structures. Failure of these structures is very critical as they are typically located adjacent to Interstates or other high-speed highways.
Sponsor: Iowa Department of Transportation
Faculty Investigator: Robert J. Connor
Graduate Student: Greg Callahan