April 26 Daily Question: Maximum Tension on a Rigging Cable

NCEES Civil PE Specification II.A.: Construction loads


Problem

A mobile crane is being used to organize structural steel beams in a laydown yard. The crane utilizes rigging cables produced my Very Good Rigging Company (VGRC) Inc. VGRC has specified the maximum tension load allowed for each cable is 5 kip. If length of the beam L equals 20 feet, what is the maximum beam weight allowed in pounds per linear foot? 

Assume each cable supports the same amount of load.
 

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