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Homework Help: Calc. the deformation of a cable on a reel

  1. May 23, 2010 #1
    I want to see what effects placing a steel cable on a reel of size of OD 3,51 m will have on the properties of the material?

    How will I go about doing this?

    A appreciate any help I can get :-)
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  3. May 29, 2010 #2
    What is the cross-sectional area (csa) of the cable? Is it solid or stranded? If stranded, how many strands? What properties are you interested in? Of course you will think of the usual engineering properties that books and manufacturers like to tell you, but there are also property changes like degradation arising from the conditions in which the cable reel is kept....quite apart from the curvature which is probably what is bothering you.
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