Experimental results on detection of wire rope failure by means of monitoring stress wave emissions in the cable system are reported in the present study. In addition, data is presented as a result of experimentation conducted on a variety of steel wire ropes. The specimens, varying in length, material, core, and geometry were subjected to a tensile load until total failure occurred. Mechanical properties, such as load versus elongation, load versus change in diameter, initial breaking strength, reserve strength, modified poissons ratio, and modified modulus of elasticity are presented. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Marine Technology Society Journal, V4, N3, pp19-32, May/June 70.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Catholic University of America

    Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering
    Washington, DC  United States  20017
  • Authors:
    • Laura, P A
    • Vanderveldt, Hendrikus H
    • Gaffney, Paul G
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00015067
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Defense Documentation Center
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68-A-05060001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1973 12:00AM