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If you want a book - the classic reference is "Cable Structures" by Max
Irvine.  I got mine from powells.com several years ago for about 10
bucks (it's a Dover soft-cover).

If you want a paper, I recommend: Peyrot, A.H., and A.M. Goulois. 1979.
"Analysis of Cable Structures". Computers and
Structures, Vol. 10. pp. 805-813.  It provides a compact, closed-form,
exact solution for inclined linear-elastic catenaries.  (My preference
may be biased - Alain Peyrot was my advisor in college and I have used
the equations derived in this paper many times, though I can't seem to
put my hands on the paper right now).

Have fun,
Brian

-----Original Message-----
From: Thor Tandy [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)telus.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 7:23 AM
To: SEAINT
Subject: Catenary

I'm designing poles for various cable supports up a 30deg slope.  I have
equations for horizontal catenary but I need a reference that shows how
cable forces vary in sloped catenary.  Does anyone have such a
reference?

TIA


Thor A. Tandy P.Eng, C.Eng, Struct.Eng, MIStructE
Victoria, BC
Canada



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