Experiments with shock load on steel wire ropes
Shock loads are hard to prevent during loading and unloading of sea going vessels. Therefore the influence of this kind of overload on the endurance of steel wire ropes on harbour cranes, which are supposed to have resistance to these impact forces, are of interest in a country with large harbours like Rotterdam. The capability of a rope to absorb the amount of energy coupled with shocks, depends largely on the total stiffness of the whole system and its rope. This makes the research of this item with data from practical applications almost impossible.
Author: L. Wiek