Accession Number : ADD006672

Title :   Method of Extending the Fatigue Life of Wire Rope.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Christou,Aristos

Report Date : 17 Aug 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A method of prestretching a wire rope to substantially increase its useful life. Wire rope is stretched with loads less than its measured tensile breaking strength, which causes a slight plastic stretch. This plastic stretch has been found to increase its useful life by extending the fatigue life of the wire rope. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Wire rope, *Fatigue life, *Plastic deformation, Inventions, Reliability, Fatigue(Mechanics), Manufacturing

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE