BENDING STIFFNESS of STEEL WIRE ROPES
The paper concerns the different forms of rope bending stiffness. The characteristic of elastic stiffness and "tribo-stiffness" are discussed. A survey is presented of the methods used to determine these two forms of bending stiffness. The influence of the type of core on bending stiffness is also addressed. Stiffness data for several types of wire ropes are presented.
Author: Malinovsky, V.A.