- Homework Statement:
- Which of the following fairleads will result in the best solution regarding a cables ability to stay in place (in the groove), when a force tries to “pull it out” of the groove? Friction is active in the connection surface of the cable and the fairlead.
- Relevant Equations:
This is a theoretical question where we should explain and show with formulas which option is the best solution for avoiding cable to slip from groove. I believe that since the cable center is closer to the rotation axis (left fairlead), the force on the cable will move the fairlead as well (as the theoretical momentum is approximately zero). Making the cable stay in the groove. The second solution will with a rapid acting force create such a large momentum that the danger of the cable “slipping” from the groove is greater.