diaLOG #016  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.

The diagram bellow traces the fundamentals of cable structures.

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