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Take a look at ASCE 19-96 "Structural Applications of Steel Cables for Buildings".
Strand is made up of multiple wires.
Rope is made up of multiple strands.

Wire rope is what is used for hoists - it's more flexible than strand for bending around drums, ...etc.
Strand is commonly used as 'guy wires' such as you can see on utility poles.

Walt Sawruk
ABS Consulting
Shillington, PA

At 11:29 AM 5/12/2005, you wrote:
Can anyone clarify the difference between structural strand (ASTM A586)
and structural wire rope (A603)?

Candi Anderson, P.E.

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