The International Organisation for the Study of the Endurance of Ropes – OIPEEC – is a non-profit-making association established following a decision of the participants to the International Colloquium on the Fatigue of Ropes (Turin, 7-10 September 1961) who unanimously passed the enclosed proposal, and with the valuable encouragement and help of OITAF and RILEM.
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INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON THE FATIGUE OF WIRE ROPES
Turin, 7-10th September 1961
The parties who attended the International Quolloquium on Wire Rope Fatigue, as an immediate consequence of the reports and the debates on the various subjects dealt with – which make up a sound basis for further developments – considering that the problem of endurance of metallic ropes in their various uses, is of vital interest – as demonstrated by the studies effected and that are being carried out in nations all over the world, and considering that, for better knowledge of the problem, a mutual information is necessary as well as a coordination of studies and researches, taking into account the statements of the representatives of the International Organizations OITAF and RILEM, during the Colloquium, express their wishes for the formation of a Permanent International Committee with the office of a general coordination of studies and researches on Wire Rope Fatigue, of the collection of data on experiences of behaviour during service, after coordinating their elaboration, and of divulging results and conclusions.