INCREASED FATIGUE LIFE OF WIRE ROPE THROUGH PERIODIC OVERLOADS

Periodic overloads have shown pronounced improvements in the fatigue endurance of wire rope, typically limited in service use to loads one-fifth of static breaking strength. This enhanced life is attributed to overload crack retardation and to readjustment of stresses within the rope by movement of contact points between wires during overloads. Wire rope life is decreased when exposed to salt water, but overload benefication on fatigue life still occurs. Order from NSFI as No. 16334.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1717

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  • Accession Number: 00189284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM