The application of a new method of wire rope calculation
At the OIPEEC-Round-Table in East Kilbride 1985 the author presented his formulae for calculating wire ropes and rope drives /1/ . With these formulae it is possible to evaluate the probable number of bending cycles, the maximum rope tension allowed, the discarding number of wire breaks and the optimal rope diameter /1, 2, 3, 4,5/. With this paper it shall be verified whether the probable numbers of bending cycles calculated by means of the formulae presented correspond to those reached by wire ropes in practical usage.
Author: K. Feyrer