Glossary

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Glossary of Terms

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A

  • Abrasion
  • Acceleration Stress
  • Aircraft Cables
  • Alternate Lay
  • Area, Metallic
  • Armored Rope
  • ASTM
  • Austenitic Types

  • Abrasion
    Surface wear on the wires of a wire rope

    Acceleration Stress
    Additional stress imposed on a wire rope due to increasing the velocity of the load

    Aircraft Cables
    Strands, cords and wire ropes made of special strength wire primarily for aircraft controls and miscellaneous uses of Aircraft Industry

    Alternate Lay
    Lay of a wire rope in which the strands are alternately regular and lang lay

    Area, Metallic
    Sum of the cross-sectional areas of individual wires in a wire rope or strand

    Armored Rope
    Rope with individual strands spirally wrapped with flat steel wire

    ASTM
    ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials; Publishes many standards concerning the design, manufacture, and material used in wire, wire rope and wire rope slings

    Austenitic Types
    Stainless steels that have high ductility, low yield stress and relatively high ultimate tensile strength, when compared to typical carbon steel. Added alloys (such as Nickel and Chrome) help increase corrosion resistance, among other properties