Towers and tower-like structures are the pillars for transmission of power and communications. Sustained industrial throughput and the well being of vital sectors of the national economy depends enormously on the safe and reliable availability of power and communication lines. Against this backdrop, the contribution of Structural Engineering Research Centre (CSIR – SERC), Chennai ever since 1965 and, its world – class Tower Testing and Research Station (TTRS) facility since its establishment in 1984, has been truly significant.
CSIR-SERC, Chennai, has built up excellent facilities and high level of R&D expertise for analysis, design, and testing of structures and structural components.
The TTRS facility, situated in a horse-shoe shaped erstwhile granite quarry located at Tirusulam, opposite to the Chennai Airport, ranks amongst the best of its kind in the world today.