Contact Stresses in Cables due to Tension and Torsion

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K. Kumar

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016, India

J. E. Cochran, J. A. Cutchins

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

J. Appl. Mech 64(4), 935-939 (Dec 01, 1997) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2789002 History: Received April 18, 1994; Revised December 19, 1994; Online October 25, 2007


The fundamental theory of wire ropes developed by Costello and Phillips is utilized to obtain closed-form expressions for maximum contact stresses in single strand cables with fibrous cores. These should be useful for gaining an insight into the influence of various parameters of the cable as well as the material properties on its strength and hence design.

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