Cable Kink Analysis: Cable Loop Stability Under Tension

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T. Yabuta, N. Yoshizawa, N. Kojima

Outside Plant Development Division, Ibaraki Electrical Communication Laboratory, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, Tokai, Ibaraki-ken, 319-11, Japan

J. Appl. Mech 49(3), 584-588 (Sep 01, 1982) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3162531 History: Received June 01, 1981; Revised January 01, 1982; Online July 21, 2009


Submarine cable kinking is a continuing design problem. Cable kink occurs when a cable loop forms due to torsion and tension action, and then tightens under subsequent tension increase. This paper describes cable loop stability under the subsequent tension and clarifies the kinking mechanism. Results show that kinking occurrence mainly depends on residual twist in the cable loop.

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