Engineering >> Civil & Environmental Engineering

Designing a Hanging Cable

by Marisa Bosso


Submitted : Fall 2015

Over many centuries, the suspension bridge has been perfected by various brilliant minds.It began with the Incas using twisted grass structuresto cross bodies of water, and was changed forver in 1808 when steel composed the main structure. Through various formulas and equations, derive the relationship between the tensile force, sag, length and span of the cable for suspension bridges. This is useful to find the length of the hanging cable for suspension bridges, zip-lines and transmission lines. 

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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Wes Burrows, Stirling and Wilbur Engineering Group
Suggested By :
Wes Burrows