Skip to main content

Analysis of the Single Cable Segment

Buy Article:

$21.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

An extensive analytical treatment of the static characteristics of the single cable segment is presented. The fundamental catenary description is developed and generalized to formulate equations which relate the forces in a segment to its anchor geometry, length, and weight per unit length. The variety of associated mathematical problems are stated precisely and categorized. Three categories are identified. Category I includes six problems for which direct solutions are possible because the important catenary parameter is known. Category II includes three other problems for which direct solutions are available. Those problems which retain the transcendental nature of the catenary relationships and for which direct solutions are not available are included in Category III. There are seven such problems, and the application of three iterative algorithms to their solution is discussed. The Newton and the secant methods are two common approaches which are applied in the paper. A third, nonstandard method, sometimes identified as the "Rigid Link" approach, is discussed also. Many details pertaining to convergence of these methods are brought out in the discussion. The paper's purpose is to expand the coverage of cable statics analysis to provide a broader foundation for investigations of the more complex, multisegmented skyline configurations. Forest Sci. 23:238-252.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: Catenary; mathematical analysis

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Mechanical Engineer, Forest Engineering Systems, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, USDA, Forest Service, Portland, Oregon 97208

Publication date: 1977-06-01

More about this publication?
  • Important Notice: SAF's journals are now published through partnership with the Oxford University Press. Access to archived material will be available here on the Ingenta website until March 31, 2018. For new material, please access the journals via OUP's website. Note that access via Ingenta will be permanently discontinued after March 31, 2018. Members requiring support to access SAF's journals via OUP's site should contact SAF's membership department for assistance.

    Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 in forestry)

    Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
    June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

    Also published by SAF:
    Journal of Forestry
    Other SAF Publications
  • Submit a Paper
  • Membership Information
  • Author Guidelines
  • Podcasts
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more