Suspension cables

Kinds of cables available in the market

  • Parallel-bar cables

  • Locked-coil strand cables

  • Parallel-wire cables

  • Stranded cables

Cable arrangement

  • Flat rectangular disposition

  • Agglomeration of cables (rectangular, hexagonal)

Cable protection

  • Grouting

  • Coating

  • Galvanizing

Wind consideration for the cable design

The wind action affects cables and can cause severe damage in the absence of adequate design.

Design considerations

Rain wind oscillation

Wind tunnel testing


  1. Design of cable systems for cable suspended bridges by Jean-Pierre Michel Chacar,

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