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You can download a free loan copy of SPACE GASS from  It has the ability to
consider catenary cable elements.

Nick Stanley

> -----Original Message-----
> From: DECATOR, DENNIS [mailto:DBDECATOR(--nospam--at)]
> Sent: Wednesday, 17 November 1999 2:04
> To: SEA Int'l (E-mail)
> Subject: Catenary
> In designing a catenary subject to its own weight
> with unequal support
> elevations, can anyone direct me to a helpful
> reference or software program?
> The left support is 1½' above base level and the
> right support is 13' above
> base level.  Most reference material I have is based
> upon equal supports and
> comes from statics books.
> Responses may either be sent to the list or directly to me.
> Thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide.
> Dennis B. Decator P.E.
> dbdecator(--nospam--at)
> Harley Ellington Design
> Structural Department