Contact Forces and Stresses in Cables

  • Chi-Hui Chien
  • George A. Costello
  • Liang-Chaang Chang
Conference paper


Theoretical expressions are presented for the resulting forces in wires and for the contact forces between wires of a complex cross-section cables. Numerical results are presented for a 6x19 IWRC Seale wire rope.


Contact Force Contact Stress Helix Angle Wire Rope Central Strand 
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© Springer Japan 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi-Hui Chien
    • 1
  • George A. Costello
    • 2
  • Liang-Chaang Chang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Sun Yat-Sen UniversityKaohsiung, TaiwanChina
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical & Applied MechanicalUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

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