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Thread: Solving catenary and parabola problem

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    Nov 2017

    Solving catenary and parabola problem

    Hello all.
    I'm trying to figure out how to solve this combination of catenary and parabola problem using MatLab. I've got an hint about use the in-built function bvp4c, however I'm struggling with the transformation of 2nd order ODE to 1st order ODE. The aim is to evaluate the horizontal force in the cable knowing the span length, the h at the end.
    Any hints will be much appreciated.
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