[TowerTalk] guy wire tension

Al Williams alwilliams@olywa.net
Wed, 23 Feb 2000 16:27:59 -0800

Can anyone explain, in more-or-less simple terms, why guy wires need
to have such high tension?  Intuitively (yes, I did pass some courses in
college physics), if there is no stretching of the guy cable, it would seem
that only enough tension is require to keep the guy on a straight line
i.e. no slack.


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