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-----Original Message-----
From: JCohen <jccpc(--nospam--at)email.msn.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 1999 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: Guyed Tower


>In response to the question regarding analysis of guyed towers.
>
>Cables are assumed pinned at both ends. However, be sure your construction
>detail ensures a pinned connection. Partial or full fixity can result in
>fatigue failure of the guy or connecting plates.
>
Cables are also non linear, as their shape changes with load. The difference
in assumption between a straight pure tension member to a catenary vary from
nil at relatively short length to crucial a long lengths.