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Advances in the fatigue assessment of wire ropes

Paton, G. and Casey, N.F. and Fairbairn, J. and Banks, W.M. (2001) Advances in the fatigue assessment of wire ropes. Ocean Engineering, 28 (5). pp. 491-518. ISSN 0029-8018

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings from an in-depth analysis of the (axial) stiffness data recorded during tension-tension fatigue tests on wire ropes, particularly in relation to how changes in stiffness during testing relate to changes in rope strength. A linear relationship between stiffness and strength is shown to exist and a methodology presented for quantifying residual strength with applied cycles. New lower bound fatigue lines for six-strand rope and spiral strand are presented which are based on a 10% loss of strength. These new lines have the advantage of having been established using a common discard criterion for wire ropes.