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Torsion in Multistrand Cables

Westbrook, Rex (1998) Torsion in Multistrand Cables. [Study Group Report]



Body couples between the layers of wire were introduced and taken to be proportional to the body force between the layers with a coefficient of friction as the constant of proportionality. These friction coefficients were taken to be free parameters a sequence of numerical experiments. The results were unconvincing and although they suggest that the changes were at least not in the wrong direction, they are not recommended as a solution to the problem. A more detailed investigation is warranted which carefully considers the number of contact points between the layers and direction in which the frictional forces act.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:Canadian Industrial Problem Solving Workshops > IPSW 2 (Calgary, Canada, Jun 1-5, 1998)
Company Name:PowerTech
ID Code:125
Deposited By: Richard Booth
Deposited On:24 Jan 2008
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:47

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