Weight correction factor

The configuration of cables can affect cable tension. A weight correction factor is used in the tension equations to account for this effect. The value for the weight correction factor is determined from the equations that follow.

Symbol
$w_{p}$
Formulae
$1$1 cable
$\frac{1}{\sqrt{- \frac{D_{e}^{2}}{\left(- D_{e} + Di_{d}\right)^{2}} + 1}}$2 cables
$\frac{1}{\sqrt{- \frac{D_{e}^{2}}{\left(- D_{e} + Di_{d}\right)^{2}} + 1}}$3 cables (triangular)
$\frac{1.33333333333333 D_{e}^{2}}{\left(- D_{e} + Di_{d}\right)^{2}} + 1$3 cables (cradled)
$\frac{2 D_{e}^{2}}{\left(- D_{e} + Di_{d}\right)^{2}} + 1$4 cables (diamond)
Related
$D_{e}$
Used in
$F_{cable}$
$SP_{p}$