DETERMINATION OF WIRE ROPE TENSION BY FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

One aspect of ever expanding ocean operations is the salvage or recovery of sunken vessels and other objects. In certain salvage situations, the wreck is raised in a nest of wire ropes rigged between paired lift craft. During the lift, it is essential that the tension in the wire ropes on the lift craft be equal. In one of techniques to determine it the salvage master "sounds" the wire with a hammer and judges the tension by ear. Well established theory is used to give a scientific method of relating the tension in the wire to the frequency at which it freely vibrates.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at 1970 Offshore Technology Conference, April 22-24, 1970, Houston, Texas.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    Houston, TX  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Keyser, D R
    • Mott, G D
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

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  • Accession Number: 00019231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1296
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 8 1973 12:00AM