Cable Systems: Untangling the tension behind Cable Structures

Cable Systems: Untangling the tension behind Cable Structures

A cable structure is a type of structure that utilizes tensioned cables to support or transmit the major loads of the structure.

In conventional structures, concrete columns are usually used to support the self-weight of the structure as well as the downward loads but there are cases where this system is undesirable.

This diagram traces the fundamentals of cable structures. Click on thumb to view full image.