Sidewall pressure

Sidewall pressure is exerted on a cable as it is pulled around a bend. Excessive sidewall pressure can cause cable damage and is the most restrictive factor in many installations.

Symbol
$SP_{p}$
Unit
N/m
Formulae
$\frac{F_{out}}{R_{p}}$1 cable
$\frac{F_{out}}{R_{p}}$2 cables
$\frac{F_{out} w_{p}}{2 R_{p}}$3 cables (triangular)
$\frac{F_{out} \left(3 w_{p} - 2\right)}{3 R_{p}}$3 cables (cradled)
$\frac{F_{out} \left(w_{p} - 1\right)}{R_{p}}$4 cables (diamond)
Related
$F_{out}$
$R_{p}$