Universal Criterion for contact loading of steel wire rope
Round Table The Application of Endurance Prediction for Wire Rope – Reading
A rope wire is subject to high contact loading exerted by adjacent wires or by parts that interact with the rope (blocks, pulleys, etc.). ln the areas of contact interaction the wires are deformed following an elasto-plastic pattern, and therefore the well- known Herz-Belyaev theory cannot be applied in this case.
Author(s): V.A. Malinovsky and V.A. Vankov