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Wire rope bearing

Wire rope bearing

Wire rope bearing


Can someone give me guide to estimate wire rope bearing strength over wood?


RE: Wire rope bearing

Not coe3 values, but would guess something in the order of 400 psi on face grain and maybe 1500 psi on end grain (wood is orthotropic). Greatly depends on the species of wood. I have some Lignum Vitae samples that could be loaded much greater than that... used for hydro electric bearing material... What is the application and is the cable moving to abrade the wood?


RE: Wire rope bearing

Hey, thanks for the quick answer. I just want to make a column formwork cheaper, 4 meter high (about 12') poured in two stages to control hydrostatic pressures, 40 cm max width plus both joints (16"), with a wire at midspan it is feasible to reduce wales size (spaced 16") but my concern is about the steel wire rope-joint and wire end.

I've been checking for sheave and thimbles design and bearing load becomes very large (32ksi for 1700 tension pounds) but i realise that since i'm trying to use 1/4" steel wire rope it might be comparable to nail bearing strength under Whale and Smith idealization, leaving out the considerations of surface contact that sheave and thimble roots has, I think it may be possible to take full diameter to make contact on wood.

RE: Wire rope bearing

Whale and Smith, in contrast to Johansen's Yield theory, does not consider yielding moment for nail and take full embedded length subjected to uniform linear pressure (N/mm). Maybe someone more experienced may give me his opinion

RE: Wire rope bearing

Don't understand the question... Not normally a good idea to have a pour joint in a column... if you do, it should be neat and located near mid height where moment would likely be least. Talk to the EoR for info regarding column cold joints.


RE: Wire rope bearing

oh! i'm not trying to make a joint here, just delaying the pouring a little less than an hour, first half on each column and then repeat the sequence. Making the vibrator get inside first half about 24"-40" when finishing the second part, should I consider this as a joint?

I'm trying to get lower pressures only (second picture) and placing wires over the wales to control bending on them (red ellipse first pic).

My question is about crushing the wales with wires ropes, when reviewing sheave design to obtain bearing pressure of the rope on my wood members the result were remarkably high for my given axial tension, this is because the small diameter of the wire and the small diameter of bending i can achieve with a wale. But i don't think that those equations are valid for this materials interface and this mostly non-dynamic case. Rather i suspect that the wire rope, while being much harder than softwood, will accommodate itself and will spread the load through all contact surface in the process. Making wood behaviour more similar to Whale & Smith's nails description, but i haven't found wood bearing resistance data for steel wires to compare this idea.

RE: Wire rope bearing

Why are you using wire rope for tying column forms together? I have never seen that done, and it sounds counterproductive.

RE: Wire rope bearing

Because localy is very cheap

RE: Wire rope bearing

Mainly i'm trying to reduce wale sizes, maybe i'm pointing wrong about wire ropes instead of regular wires, but it is almost free in here and i'll face the same issue of crushing the wood with regular ones. i'm preferring bigger wire rope diameter for local conditions

RE: Wire rope bearing

If you use cheap, you get cheap. If you are building a reinforced concrete structure, you can afford form bolts.

RE: Wire rope bearing

That's right, thanks. There are other local issues that i need to balance, i checked the strands and looks ok.

But also i'l like to refine the original topic question, it may be handy to me to know about it.

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