DYNAMIC TESTS on HIGH-STRENGTH TENSION MEMBERS
D.T.M. has performed tests on tension members which include the standard tests demanded for steel bridge building. The tests specimens were taken from normal production runs, and fitted with the service rope terminations. The
standard tests included assessment of both the load-strain characteristics and the endurance data. Additional tests under special conditions simulating wind and heavy freight traffic have been performed. Also, tests under specific environmental conditions and tests of residual endurance have been performed.
Author(s): Höhle, Dr. Eng. H.W.; Spas, Engineer W.