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How to determine actual tention applied in a steel wire

  1. May 25, 2012 #1
    a steel wire has an span of 800 meters,with weight of 1.44 kilograms per meter. how to determine then the actual tension force applied in both ends of the cable? assuming that both ends are in the same elevation. thanks..
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  3. May 25, 2012 #2


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    Welcome to the PF.

    What is the context of the question? Is it for schoolwork?
  4. May 25, 2012 #3
    Also, you don't supply enough information. Need to know how much sag, which will change with temperature. To figure that, we also need more details on the rope properties.
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