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Re: structural rope vs strand

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Strand is composed of wound wires with/without solid core. Wires do not need
to be the same diameter. A rope, unless a locked wire rope, is composed of
wound strands. The outside strands have the same composition, the core is
typically different. A locked rope has shape wires and is very stiff. There
are differing configurations, and directions, for winding, which is
determined based upon intended usage.

James Cohen, PE
James Cohen Consulting, PC

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