The results of wind tunnel tests on a series of two-dimensional models simulating circular cables with various ice formations are presented. The stability of small oscillations of a transmission line in a steady wind normal to the span is considered, and the wind tunnel results are used to calculate the behaviour of a cable with D shaped fairings. The results of dynamic tests with an oscillating model show reasonable agreement with the theoretical predictions.
National Research Council of Canada. Division of Mechanical Engineering
Report (National Research Council of Canada. Division of Mechanical Engineering), no. MT-14 (30 June 1950).