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9/1/1998 - Reports of InvestigationsThe behavior of wire ropes used in hoisting is not well understood. In an effort to improve this understanding, the structure of round-strand wire ropes was analyzed. This report provides a generalized mathematical model that completely describes the g...
1/1/1993 - Reports of InvestigationsA unique machine for inducing bending fatigue in wire ropes was built at the U.S. Bureau of Mine's Pittsburgh Research Center. This report provides an analysis of the results of the first wire rope to be fatigued on this machine.
1/1/1992 - Reports of InvestigationsThe U.S. Bureau of Mines established a wire rope research laboratory to examine the factors that affect the life of wire rope. The tests indicated that once a wire rope nears the end of its service life, both deterioration and the consequent loss of ro...