Guyed towers/masts provides given towers/masts height at lower material cost than self-supporting towers due to the efficient use of high strength steel wire rope support. Guyed towers/masts are in square or triangular cross section and angular or tubular sections are used for construction.
Guyed masts are normally guyed in three directions for triangular cross sectional towers and in four directions for square cross sectional towers.
Triangular cross sectional towers/masts are used for minimize icing load on towers/masts, where icing is very heavy.
These guyed towers/masts are much lighter than self-supporting type towers, but need a large free space to anchor guy wires. So guyed towers/masts are preferred where large open space is available.
These towers were find application in communication and Meteorological fields.