Accession Number : AD0701319

Title :   A THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF SNAP LOADS IN STRANDED STEEL CABLES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Goeller ,Jack E.

Report Date : 26 NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : During longitudinal oscillation of a cable with a payload supported at the lower end, a severe impact load called snap can be experienced if the cable should go slack. This report presents an analog model and a digital program for computing snap loads in cables during longitudinal oscillation simulating ocean wave motion. The theory is shown to agree well with experimental tests on stranded steel cable oscillated in water. Schemes for mitigating the snap load are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL CABLES), (*MECHANICAL CABLES, LOADS(FORCES)), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FORCE(MECHANICS), VIBRATION, RESONANT FREQUENCY, DAMPING, DEFLECTION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE