Cable and Overhead Electrical Conductor mechanical models are closely related. This can be seen from a recent review (January 2013) by Spak, K., Agnes, G. and Inman, D. : Cable Modeling and Internal Damping Developments, in the ASME journal Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 65. The 18 pages paper, with its 86 references, has an interesting section on bending stiffness, with a rather (comparatively) extensive presentation of Papailiou’s stick-slip model. Use of the Coulomb spring-slider model for internal damping prediction is also presented.