Singh, R.P. and Mallick, Mousumi and Verma, M.K. (2016) Studies on failure behaviour of wire rope used in underground coal mines. Engineering Failure Analysis, 70. pp. 290-304.

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Wire ropes operate at high stress levels and are almost invariably subject to fluctuating loads. The continuous degradation of wire rope affected with operative services will ultimately lead to failure. Study of the causes of failure of two wire ropes from two different Indian coal mines have been carried out and discussed here. The investigating parameters comprises of physical examination, wear & corrosion, lubrication, macro & micro-examination and chemical composition. The investigation revealed that the major cause of failure was due to excessive wear and corrosion resulted in high reduction in diameter ranging from 50%–90% and poor lubrication condition of wire rope. Micro-examination also revealed intergranular corrosion with cracks and pittings, uniform corrosion with pitting along the grain. Further elongated grain which was indicative of stress due to excessive corrosion with sudden impact resulted in its failure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wire rope failure; Types of failure in wire rope; Wire rope; Corrosion on wire rope
Subjects: Non Coal Ventilation, Fire Gallery and Metallurgy
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2017 03:27
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2017 03:27

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