Can someone point me in the right direction for design of lightly loaded
I have a 1/4 mile span with 300 ft drop carrying about 1000#. A DC motor
accelerates/decelerates the trolley so it exerts a tension force on the
cable during this operation. There is a fail safe braking system that is
hydraulic based (like a torque converter).
Being a structural engineer, I'm only designing the cable (considering sag)
and anchorages. Mechanical engineer is picking up the other components.
Any concerns to watch out for?
Thanks for your help.