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Bending fatigue test 1 on a 2-inch 6X25 fiber core wire rope.
McKewan-WW; Miscoe-AJ; Bartels-JR
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9408, 1991 Jan; :1-11
The U.S. Bureau of Mines has established a wire rope research laboratory to examine the factors that affect the life of wire rope. A 2-in-diam 6x25 fiber core rope was degraded on a bending fatigue machine. This was the first in a series of tests on rope of this construction and size. Baseline testing at the laboratory was reported in an earlier publication. Tensile and nondestructive tests were performed on samples of the rope to determine the relationship between rope deterioration and rope breaking strength. The tests indicated that as a wire rope nears the end of its useful life, deterioration and the consequent loss of rope strength increase at an accelerated rate.
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9408
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