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Neil Moore, PE, se

On 1/13/2015 9:55 AM, Paul Ransom wrote:

Wire rope is a mechanism and you can't think of it like a rigid body. The
value of E has such a  large range because it changes in a non-linear way
depending on load history. Pre-stretched cable is much more consistent if
you need a narrow range of E.

Good sources for information on-line.


USS American Tiger Brand Wire Rope Engineering Handbook
Some USACE and ASN references will also pop up.

I'm certain that there are other references in the list archives.

Otherwise, contact a wire rope manufacturer for their thoughts. This is a
very mature technology and there is probably a more direct answer than you will find easily in a design manual.

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