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Thank you, Harold.
It is a guard rail for a pedestrian bridge.  The manufacturer sang me a good old "We've done it for many years, worked just fine."     
To make a long story short, after I posted my question, I searched online, and found the spec for such railing at Johnson Architectural Site.  That spec generally conformed what I found earlier analytically - the maximum spacing of the posts and cables, and pretension required not to allow a 4" sphere to pass through.  The "good old" solution came out to be not that adequate.
But seriously, who would want to actually pull those cables apart and stick his head in?  Can happen though...
V. Steve Gordin, PhD
Registered Structural Engineer
Irvine CA
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 7:51 PM
Subject: RE: stainless steel cable

Is this a "guard rail", "hand rail", or "passenger vehicle guard rail". 
There is an article that was published some years ago, but is still valid. 
I am out of the office right now, but I will look into it when I return.  A
lot of it has to do with how you plan to anchor it.  They can be anchored
with wedges, preform anchors, or loops on thimbles and using eye bolts.

Harold Sprague

>From: "S. Gordin" <mailbox(--nospam--at)>
>Reply-To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
>To: "Seaint(--nospam--at)Seaint. Org" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
>Subject: stainless steel cable
>Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 11:33:35 -0700
>Good Morning,
>Can anybody recommend me some down-to-earth manual for the design of
>stainless steel cables? Nothing fancy, just railing.
>Steve Gordin, SE
>Irvine CA

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