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     I had heard that GT STRUDL has a good cable element.  I think it 
     included non-linear geometry.  I can give you some contacts if needed.
     Ed Haninger

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Subject: FEM and cables
Author:  Drew Morris <Drew(--nospam--at)> at fdinet
Date:    4/6/99 12:31 AM

I am researching the various structural analysis/FEM  programs available 
from vendors and am looking for something that can do conventional 
steel-framed buildings and guyed towers. Some programs can tereat some 
elements as tension only, but there supposed to be some programs that 
treat cables more realistically including prestressing.  Any hints or