Two-Dimensional Cable Analysis

by George R. Buchanan, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Engrg. Sci.; Tennessee Tech. Univ., Cookeville, TN,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 7, Pg. 1581-1587

Document Type: Journal Paper


The equilibrium equations for the plane cable problem are formulated assuming large rotations with no limitations on the relative change in cable tension. The cable is assumed to be acted upon by two types of uniform loads, one which remains vertical and one which remains perpendicular to the cable. The nonlinear equations are solved using a perturbation method. Numerical results are given for a cable with fixed ends.

Subject Headings: Cables | Two-dimensional analysis | Equilibrium | Rotation | Tension members | Vertical loads | Load factors | Nonlinear analysis

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