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Modelling of Fibrous Assemblies--tensile and Bending Behavior

Hwai-Chung Wu
1990
1 pp.
MITSG 90-17TH

This thesis describes a structural modelling approach for predicting the performance characteristics of braided ropes. Mechanical properties are obtained by combining both the structural features and the constitutive behavior of individual components. The frictional constraints on individual components are explored because they contribute directly to rope deterioration by abrasion. Statistical theory is applied to derive the variation of rope strength as well as to evaluate local damage effects on performance. Additional research is focused on fiber abrasion in an attempt to improve the experimental and theoretical treatment of rope abrasion.

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