Wire rope in civil engineering applications
As indicated during the previous OIPEEC General Assembly in Krakow, activity of WG4 "wire ropes in civil engineering applications" officially approved during in Delft on September 1993 covers in fact the research program initiated in LCPC. That programme was carried out in co-operation with several French universities namely: Ecoles Centrales Group (Paris, Nantes, Lyon), Joseph Fourier University (Grenoble). The aim of the research program is to get a better understanding of the high cycle fatigue behaviour of cables used in civil engineering applications and particularly under free bending solicitations. According to the main guidelines of the research program and following the organization scheme as published in OIPEEC Bulletin 78 the main results of studies are as follows:
Author(s): Gourmelon, J.-P.