Accession Number : AD0710805

Title :   MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF STRANDED WIRE ROPES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C INST OF OCEAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Vanderveldt,Hendrikus H. ; Laura,Patricio A. ; Gaffney,Paul G. , II

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Data is represented as a result of experimentation conducted on a variety of steel wire ropes. The specimen, varying in length, material, core, and geometry was subjected to a tensile load until total failure occured. Mechanical properties, such as load versus elongation, load versus change of diameter, initial breaking strength, reserve strength, modified Poisson's ratio, and modified modulus of elasticity are presented. Furthermore, initial results on detection of wire rope failure by means of monitoring stress wave emissions in the cable system are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CORDAGE, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), MECHANICAL CABLES, CONFIGURATION, LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, DEFORMATION, ELONGATION, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE