Black, Paul H. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
- Wire rope
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A long flexible structure consisting of many strands of wire, plastic, or vegetable fiber such as manila. Rope is classified as a flexible connector and is used generally for hoisting, conveying, or transporting loads; transmitting motion; and occasionally transmitting power. For flexibility and to reduce stresses as the rope bends over the sheave (pulley), a rope is made of many small strands.
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