MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 219, 20182nd Baltic Conference for Students and Young Researchers (BalCon 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||29 October 2018|
Experimental study of mechanical properties of steel cables
Koszalin University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Geodetic Sciences,
Śniadeckich 2 St.
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Guyed masts are structures particularly sensitive to various types of nonlinarities. Static calculations of masts should be performed in accordance with EN 1993-3-1 using global elastic analysis. This is justified in the case of pre-stretched cables on mast guys, characterized by a constant value of the modulus of elasticity. In the case of non-stretched cables this approach is inappropriate, because permanent rope elongations caused by the applied load can significantly reduce the stiffness of the mast. The paper presents the preparation process of rope samples for experimental tests and preliminary results of tests aimed at determining the actual stress – strain relation of the rope and estimation a constant elastic modulus E of the cable after a few cycles of loading and unloading. The results of the obtained tests are introductory to further numerical analysis of guyed masts, including physical nonlinearity of guys.
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