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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 538457, 20 pages
Review Article

Dynamic Responses and Vibration Control of the Transmission Tower-Line System: A State-of-the-Art Review

1Key Laboratory of Roadway Bridge and Structural Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, P.O. Box 219, No. 122 Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070, China
2Guangdong Power Grid Corporation Co. Ltd., Guangzhou 510080, China

Received 18 April 2014; Accepted 19 May 2014; Published 3 July 2014

Academic Editor: Ting-Hua Yi

Copyright © 2014 Bo Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presented an overview on the dynamic analysis and control of the transmission tower-line system in the past forty years. The challenges and future developing trends in the dynamic analysis and mitigation of the transmission tower-line system under dynamic excitations are also put forward. It also reviews the analytical models and approaches of the transmission tower, transmission lines, and transmission tower-line systems, respectively, which contain the theoretical model, finite element (FE) model and the equivalent model; shows the advances in wind responses of the transmission tower-line system, which contains the dynamic effects under common wind loading, tornado, downburst, and typhoon; and discusses the dynamic responses under earthquake and ice loads, respectively. The vibration control of the transmission tower-line system is also reviewed, which includes the magnetorheological dampers, friction dampers, tuned mass dampers, and pounding tuned mass dampers.