Accelerated fatigue tests of wire ropes

F. P. Branca, P. Cappa, R. Steindler

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The authors describe the various types of steel rope fatigue-testing machines currently used and highlight their limitations, such as size and slowness. Furthermore, they explain the principle for the construction of a machine capable of overcoming the above limitations, describing a prototype and the equipment suitable to achieve the required performance. The article ends with a report and comment on the results of tests carried out on strands of identical diameter and construction, whose wires were surface-treated differently.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-658
Number of pages5
JournalWire Industry
Issue number681
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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