Hanging Cable

Application ID: 101841


A cable is a structural member which has stiffness only in its tangential direction, but virtually no bending stiffness. When supported only at its two ends it deflects under gravitational load forming a curve known as catenary. This example shows how to model components such as cables, wires or strings using the Truss interface.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: