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1. AU2009349932 - Telescopic tower assembly and method

Office Australia
Application Number 2009349932
Application Date 13.07.2009
Publication Number 2009349932
Publication Date 02.02.2012
Publication Kind B2
IPC
E04H 12/12
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
02Structures made of specified materials
12of concrete or other stone-like material, with or without internal or external reinforcement, e.g. with metal coverings, with permanent form elements
E04H 12/30
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
30Water-towers
E04H 12/34
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
34Arrangements for erecting or lowering towers, masts, poles, chimney stacks, or the like
CPC
E04H 12/182
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
18movable or with movable sections, e.g. rotatable, telescopic
182telescopic
E04H 12/30
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
30Water-towers
E04H 12/34
EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
04BUILDING
HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
12Towers; Masts or poles; Chimney stacks; Water-towers; Methods of erecting such structures
34Arrangements for erecting or lowering towers, masts, poles, chimney stacks, or the like
F03D 13/10
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
10Assembly of wind motors; Arrangements for erecting wind motors
F03D 13/20
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
20Arrangements for mounting or supporting wind motors; Masts or towers for wind motors
F03D 13/22
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
03MACHINES OR ENGINES FOR LIQUIDS; WIND, SPRING, OR WEIGHT MOTORS; PRODUCING MECHANICAL POWER OR A REACTIVE PROPULSIVE THRUST, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DWIND MOTORS
13Assembly, mounting or commissioning of wind motors; Arrangements specially adapted for transporting wind motor components
20Arrangements for mounting or supporting wind motors; Masts or towers for wind motors
22Foundations specially adapted for wind motors
Applicants VSL International AG
Agents Griffith Hack
Title
(EN) Telescopic tower assembly and method
Abstract
(EN)
A method of constructing a tower structure by assembling a set of coaxial telescopic sections (2, 3a, 3b) in position on site and then raising the assembled sections using hydraulic crawler jacks (8) and tendons (5). The telescopic sections are assembled or constructed in situ, starting with the inner section and then each subsequent section around the outside of the previously constructed sections. Each individual tower section may be cast in situ or assembled from multiple pre-fabricated segments. This method permits the construction of very tall structures while obviating the need for very large cranes. It also removes the design constraints on the height of the individual telescopic sections.