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As indicated in the review by Cardou & Jolicoeur (1997), and depending on the application, a helically stranded system may be modelled using a semi-continuous approach whereby each layer is replaced by a continuous helical orthotropic material. For those able to read Russian, this approach is presented in a paper by Danilin & Al. specifically oriented towards Overhead Electrical Conductor mechanics: “Modelling of Deformation of Wire Spiral Structures” published in the PNRPU Mechanics Bulletin (2015, No 4, pp.

Cable bending stiffness: new test data

A new paper by Chen et al.: Experimental research on bending performance of structural cable. In: Construction and Building Materials, 15 October 2015, Vol. 96, pp. 279-288. Equivalent bending stiffness has been obtained applying a force at midspan of simply supported, about one meter long, specimens. A number of tensile force levels have been applied (including zero). Non-linear force-deflection curves are shown.

A cable bending stick-slip analytical model

Single strand cable bending, stick-slip, analytical models require that a choice be made between two contact modes between adjacent wires: either radial (between layers) or lateral (between same layer wires). In most recent models (e.g. Papailiou’s) radial contact is selected. A “lateral contact” model has been presented by Panetti in 1944 and can be found in the proceedings of the Turin Royal Academy of Science. A translated version from Italian is proposed in the attached file.

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The Cable Connection – Choosing the Perfect Lifeline for Your Machines

With the availability of different brands and grades of cables in the market, it can be pretty challenging to narrow down the options to a few good ones. As with several other things related to wires, a high price tag or big brand name doesn’t actually help in making the right selection. Instead, one has to look out for particular characteristics and specifications for picking the right cable.

Helical Strand Mechanics Modelling

Some 2014 papers on the mechanics of helical strands: cables and electrical conductors

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