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Structures with Partial Frictional Constraints

Stanley Backer, P. Hsu
MITSG 87-15J

This paper focuses on the structural mechanics of plied twisted structures with partial frictional constraints. Discussion is limited to the case of tensile deformation, although it can be extended to bending or to twisting deformations as well. The models proposed and developed may be applied to simple plied twisted yarns such as may be used in industrial fabrics or canvasses, to tire cords, or to string, cords, or ropes. The motivation is to understand the mechanical behavior of twisted ropes and to establish a basis for improvements in their design and performance.

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