Why pre-tensioning stiffens cable systems

K. Yu Volokh, O. Vilnay

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It is proved that the potential energy of any pin-bar assembly with totally tensioned members possesses strict minimum independently of the assembly topology, geometry and magnitudes of member forces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809-1816
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number13
StatePublished - 4 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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