In the case of a concentrated load in the middle of a cable, I obtain plausible support and cable forces. However, the deformation is not plausible. What is the reason for this?


This graphical representation results because of the display factor for the deformations. If you set this factor to 1, you obtain realistic deformation without scaling.

The factor can be specified the panel. The panel appears as soon as the results are available. You can also display it using the menu "View → Control Panel."

With the factor 1, it is obvious that the force in the middle results in a stretching of the cable. The stretching leads to an upward shifting of the outer nodes.


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