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According to ASCE 19-96, Part 3.2.1, the design strength Sd of each cable shall be equal to or greater than: 2.2T , where T is cable tension resulted from load combinations not including wind or earthquake. For load combinations including wind and/or earthquake the above term is 2.0T. Also another factors, e.g. fitting reduction & deflector reduction factor, should be considered as specified in this reference, where applicable.

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From: Glauco <glauco(--nospam--at)>
Reply-To: seaint(--nospam--at)
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Cable Allowable Load
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 1999 10:09:57 -0300

Hello Everybody,

What is the allowable load in a cable, its breaking load is 185,000 lbf?
It is used to support a beam and its load has a Dinamic Amplification Factor
of 1.3

What are the Safety Factors that can be used?


Glauco de Deus Ribeiro
Civil Engineer

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