CAUSE OF REDUCTION IN ROPE STRENGTH
Compare his damage with the pictures on wire rope problems given in the hyperlink to the
Wire Rope Corporation of America. Determine the likely cause of this damage. What do you think the probable inference of this is for the present failure?
The measured breaking force for the section cut from the rope was 232 kN (approximately 23.2 tonnes). This is some 30% lower than would be expected. Typical damage to the rope is shown in Figure 4.