A Tutorial for Creating and Analyzing Cables?
Would someone direct me to a tutorial in creating and analyzing cables? My application is analyzing crane rigging and the structural integrity of lifted assemblies. The simplest lift I would like to analyze is a simply supported beam lifted by two cables extending down from a hook. A more complex lift I would like to analyze would be to lift a steel plate by its four corners. An even more complex lift would be to lift a steel plate by its four corners with another steel plate suspended by its four corners from the first steel plate.