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Christopher
The criteria for lateral loads on vehicle guard rails applies when the
pariking area is located 5 feet over adjacent grade.  See UBC code section
311.2.3.5 and Table 16 B for loading criteria.
Hope this helps.
Samir Ghosn, P.E.
Harris & Associates
At 09:09 PM 7/30/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>>Do you have/use software for design of wire rope cable or strand with
>>hanging loads?
>>
>>Project involves stringing cable to prevent cars from driving off of parking
>>decks.  6 kip point load at midspan on three cables.
>If I read you correctly, the problem is statically determinant and 
>shouldn't require software. The cable mass is so small with respect to a 
>car that you can even do the dynamics. Where'd the 6 kip load come from? 
>Would I be too far off if I guessed a 3000 lb vehicle and 2g 
>deceleration? If I'm not too far off, you might want to verify 
>this--lateral loading puts a helluva tension on a cable.
>
>Christopher Wright P.E.    |"They couldn't hit an elephant from
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