Selection, inspection, and replacement criteria for wire rope terminations have evolved as an empirical art based generally on the experience of the user. The series of tests described in this paper provides a database upon which to build a scientific approach to wire rope termination use. Extensive tests of nine well known terminations were performed using both static and dynamic loads, and five wire rope sizes. Also tests were made to evaluate the sensitivity of each termination to incorrect or faulty installation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the 12th Annual OTC in Houston, Texas, May 5-8, 1980.
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    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • Metcalf, J T
    • Matanzo Jr, F
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00325778
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 3 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM