But what happens at the 'top' of the bend, where both strands 'meet'? Do the forces there add up, so that the rope still sees 100% of the tension at one particular point?
I'm wondering because logically thinking (and in practice) a doubled rope holds double the strength of a the single Strand before breaking. I just dont quite get why, because there seems to be a point where both Split up forces seem to meet.
I'm probably over complicating this Problem, but it just doesnt go in my head somehow.
Any help is welcome!