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Hi, I would like to know, how can I calculate de minimun weigth I need to maintain the ropes firmly. I am designing an elevator for a 100 meters high building. My problem is the wind. Thanks in advance.

-- Inaki (, March 05, 2004


the weight of the meter in a classic cable type is about 0.43 K/m for example the Seale 6x19+1 type and 11mm of diameter. If you use only the classic type (not aramid or sintetic) you can change the type of suspension 1:1 to 1:2 or may let the minimum number of cables growing the diameter (always relation bewteen puley an diameter less of 40).

-- dibaan (, March 07, 2004.

The sheaves to be a minimun of at least 40 times the size of the rope...

-- Bill (, March 07, 2004.

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