THE SUSPENDED ELASTIC CABLE UNDER THE ACTION OF VERTICAL CONCENTRATED LOADS

This investigation treats the static response of a single elastic cable which is suspended between two points that are not necessarily at the same level. The cable is loaded by its self-weight and any number of concentrated vertical loads which may be arbitrarily placed along its length. The analysis presented uses a lagrangian approach. For the strained cable profile, the tension and displacements are given as functions of a single lagrangian co-ordinate. A specific application of the general analysis is made and compared with a simple experiment. (A) /TRRL/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Irvine, H M
    • Sinclair, G B
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Accession Number: 00138996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM