Sling Cable Tension Simple Calculator and Equations

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Tension in Sling Cables Simple Calculator and Equations

Sling Statement

Force Diagram
Free Body Diagram
Force Vector Polygon

Polygon of Forces

For wire AB:

TAB / sin(a1) = W / sin(a5)

W = TAB sin(a5) / sin(a1)

For wire AC:

TAC / sin(a1) = W / sin(a5)

W = TAB sin(a5) / sin(a1)


a4 = 90° - a1
a3 = 90° - a2
a5 = a1 + a2

All angles in Degrees
W = Load (lbs, N)
Tension (TAB, TAC) (lbs, N)

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