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The Tiger brand handbook is a good resource. I use it for stress in suspended 

I also use the Wire Rope Users Manual. I have a hard copy of the third 
edition. I found a copy of an older edition on line here:


The section physical properties is essentially the same between the two 
editions, and will help with your question

Nick Fanger, SE

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From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On 
Behalf Of Paul Ransom Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Aircraft cable


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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