Cable Elements

Extension Module for the 3D FEM Calculation

This supplementary module allows the calculation of cable structures according to the theory of large displacements. Cable elements can be combined with beam, area and solid elements.

  • Cable elements according to the theory of large displacements
  • Quadratic isoparametric approach for geometry and displacement
  • Choice of calculation method with or without cable prestress

In combination with the Dynamics extension module, problems of nonlinear cable dynamics can be examined additionally.