• George A. Costello
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


A property common to structural elements such as rope, yarn, cord, cable, and strand is their ability to resist relatively large axial loads in comparison to bending and torsional loads. Rope [1, 2],* because of this property, is one of the oldest tools that humans have used in their efforts to produce a better life for themselves. A copper cable found in the ruins of Nemeveh near Babylon indicates that wire rope was used as a structural element in about 700 B.C. Sayenga has written an excellent history of the American wire rope industry [3].


Good Life Natural Fiber Geometric Arrangement Torsional Load Wire Rope 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • George A. Costello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Personalised recommendations