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mrdad123

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Remarks:

- All supports will be erected on a horizontal surface.

- All three cables meet at point A on the top of the tower.

- Supports B, C, and D will each be located at the same radial distance R from the base of the tower (point O) such that angle BOC = angle BOD = angle COD = 120 degrees.

- The cables must be able to support a maximum horizontal storm force F = 18kN from any direction in the horizontal plane.

- Neglect the weight of the cables in your calculations.

- Assume one of the cables is always slack and supports no load. For example, when force F lies in sector CAD, cable AB is slack.

Describe the merits of large versus small values of R and why you selected the value. State which orientations of the storm force F lead to the most severe cable loads and how you determined these orientations.