Accession Number : AD0782515

Title :   Testing Wire Rope: Measurement System and Experimental Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Milburn,D. A. ; Samras,R. K.

Report Date : 21 JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A measurement system for testing wire rope in support of research on wire rope and cables was developed at NRL. The system is used to measure rope variables (tensile load, torque, elongation, and rotation) for different test specimen and restraints, either clamped or swiveled. The measurement system was applied to an experimental investigation. The objective of this study was to determine the constitutive constants of a 3/4-in. diameter wire rope. This work was done to supplement an analytical investigation of coupled extensional-torsional oscillations in wire rope. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Cordage, *Wire, *Test methods, Measuring instruments, Loads(Forces), Mechanical cables, Transducers, Electrooptics, Strain gages, Detectors, Torque, Elongation, Tensile properties, Rotation

Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE