Time-Dependent Behavior of Ropes Under Impact Loading

  • A. Nikonov
  • M. Udov
  • B. Zupani
  • U. Florjani
  • B. S. von Bernstorff
  • I. Emri
Conference paper

Abstract

Climbing ropes are designed to secure a climber. They are designed to stretch under high load so as to absorb the shock force. This protects the climber by reducing fall forces. Ropes should have good mechanical properties, such as high breaking strength, large elongation at rupture and good elastic recovery [1].

References

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    Jenkins, M., Materials in Sports Equipment, Woodhead Publ. Ltd., Cambridge, 2003.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Nikonov
    • 2
  • M. Udov
    • 2
  • B. Zupani
    • 2
  • U. Florjani
    • 2
  • B. S. von Bernstorff
    • 1
  • I. Emri
    • 2
  1. 1.BASF AktiengesellschaftLudwigshafenGermany
  2. 2.Center for Experimental MechanicsUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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