CONDITION MONITORING OF HMPE FIBRE ROPE USING COMPUTER VISION DURING CBOS TESTING
The paper details the results of recent cyclic-bend-over-sheave (CBOS) experiments performed at the Mechatronics Innovation Lab (MIL) located at the University of Agder, Norway. A method for measuring diameter and elongation of discrete sections of fibre rope using computer vision is detailed. Estimations of the change in roundness of the rope are also explored based on the diameter measurements. These measurements are then assessed for their suitability as condition indicators.
Key words: HMPE fibre rope, CBOS, condition monitoring, computer vision, visual inspection
Author(s): S. Falconer, G. Grasmo and E. Nordgård-Hansen