A More Exact Theory for Twisted Wire Cables

by George A. Costello, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Theoretical and Appl. Mech., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL,
James W. Phillips, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Theoretical and Appl. Mech., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL,


Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 5, Pg. 1096-1099


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This note presents a more exact expression for the contact angle between two adjacent wires in the cable. This more exact theory indicates an increase in the contact stresses.

Subject Headings: Cables | Contact mechanics

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