Inspection and tensile tests of some worn wire ropes

Walter H. Fulweiler, Ambrose H. Stang, Leroy R. Sweetman
1936 Journal of research of the National Bureau of Standards  
In cooperation with the Special Research Committee on Wire Rope of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the National Bureau of Standards tested 229 specimens taken from 79 worn wire ropes. The condition and strength of each sample were determined. The strength was estimated using charts prepared by the Roebling Co. It was found that the estimated strength and the actual strength were nearly the same. These data indicate that the st-ength of worn ropes may he determined with sufficient
more » ... ed with sufficient accuracy for deciding when the rope should be replaced by measuring the length of wear on the outside wires and counting the number of broken wires.
doi:10.6028/jres.017.017 fatcat:zw3pf7lupfdh3d6rjbzzbght3e