Accession Number : AD0740391

Title :   Research Program to Determine Fatigue Properties of Wire Rope Having Individually Coated Wires.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. (Volume I),

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV UNIVERSITY BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Case,R. O.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The problem of evaluating the fatigue life of wire rope under severe loading conditions is studied. A fatigue machine is proposed which allows similar load and flexure for all elements of the wire rope within the test section of the rope. The dimensionless ratio which describes the load condition for wire rope is set to the high value experienced in arresting gear applications for wire rope. The proposed machine is then fabricated. Using the new machine, accelerated tests on wire rope fabricated by new techniques, or with lubricants and/or coatings are possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MECHANICAL CABLES, FATIGUE(MECHANICS)), CORDAGE, WIRE, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, ARRESTING GEAR, LOADS(FORCES), COATINGS, TEST EQUIPMENT, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE