STRENGTH AND DURABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF ROPES AND CABLES FROM KEVLAR ARAMID FIBERS
The high strength, high modulus, low elongation, and lightweight of kevlar 29 and 49 aramid fibers translate well into ropes and cables of many constructions, and have led to successful use of both mechanical ropes and electromechanical cables in the marine environment. Examples include buoy mooring lines, acoustic array cables and deep ocean work system cables. Ropes of Kevlar, properly designed, can also have excellent creep and fatigue resistance and can give performance over sheaves superior to steel wire rope. Several terminations giving excellent static and fatigue properties have been identified. Technology for improved abrasion resistance is under development and recent data show excellent strength retention after sea water exposure.
- Oceans '77 Conference Record, Third Annual Combined Conference, Los Angeles, California, October 17-19, 1977.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY USA 10016-5997
Marine Technology Society5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108
Columbia, MD USA 21044
- Horn, M H
- Riewald, P G
- Zweben, C H
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Buoys; Creep; Fatigue strength; Mooring cables; Moorings; Polyurethane resins; Rope; Ships; Testing; Wire rope
- Old TRIS Terms: Rope technology
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00178986
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77 CH1272-4 OEC
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM