Accession Number : ADA013345
Title : Mechanical Rope and Cable
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Apr 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 103
Abstract : An assessment is made of factors including design, materials, environment, wear, maintenance, and fittings that concern mechanical rope. Although ropes have been used for several millenia, the development of rope design and construction has not received much attention. Engineering progress has been hampered by a low rate of information dissemination between designers, manufacturers, users, and maintenance personnel. Conclusions are drawn regarding the need to determine by nondestructive evaluation a rope's service life, the extent of internal corrosion, and wear. Rope tests that correlate with service conditions are needed. Among the recommendations are the need for handbooks on mechanical rope engineering, design, and maintenance.
Descriptors : *WIRE ROPE , *MECHANICAL CABLES , MAINTENANCE , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE) , DETERIORATION , LUBRICATION , CHEMICAL ATTACK(DEGRADATION)
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE