Design and testing of steel wire rope terminations

Design and testing of steel wire rope terminations

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Round Table Conference  Rope Terminations and Fittings – Bethlehem 2001

Introduction - anchor design

Anchorages have many functions as there are many variations in:

  • the ropes to be anchored;
  • the force to be carried;
  • environmental conditions; and,
  • the expectations from the anchor.

Anchorages must obey a number of basic criteria, in spite of their varied functionality.

Some of these basic criteria are listed below.

Author: G. Oplatka