Axial Fatigue of Wire Rope
CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
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Axial fatigue tests in air were conducted on wire rope, strand, and single wires under the same load spectrum with an Amsler Vibrophore machine. The wire rope tests permitted a comparison of lang and regular construction with independent wire rope core IWRC and polypropylene core, showing land IWRC to give the best performance. Results of single wire and strand tests do not agree well enough with the wire rope data to permit use of the wire or strand as predictors of rope performance. A possible frequency effect was noted in the strand tests and the lack of other wire rope data does not permit determining frequency effects in wire rope.
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