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HOw to find tension in cable supports

by shaheryarbhatti
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shaheryarbhatti
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May16-07, 05:34 AM
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As shown in the picture there is no force applied over the cable.The self weight of cable is 313.9N(32KG) .And there is a sag of 250mm in the middle .I need to find the tension in the supports.

The length of the complete cable is 11.31m .We r not give the length between two supports.
If you require any further information i plzz do tell.
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AlephZero
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May16-07, 08:48 AM
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenary

and/or Google "catenary" for other sites.
shaheryarbhatti
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May16-07, 09:10 AM
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thank for ur help man it really helped me clear my concept.


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