A Concise Finite Element Model for the Analysis of Simple Wire Strand with a Broken Helical Wire

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A concise finite element model for the analysis of simple wire strand with a broken helical wire under axial load is presented in this paper. Due to the implementation of accurate helically symmetric boundary condition, the analysis model can be established based only on a small slice of the wire strand cross-section consisting of all of the remaining intact wires excluding the broken helical wire. Full three-dimensional solid elements were used for structural discretization. The finite element results showed that the sharing of loads among the remaining helical wires is highly non-uniform. The two helical wires adjacent to the broken helical wire bear higher loads. The helical wire opposite to the broken wire bears least load.

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Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 446-449)

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Xiuli Du, Jianjun Zheng, Weiming Yan, Yue Li and Jianwei Zhang

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745-750

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.446-449.745

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W. G. Jiang and L. J. Yan, "A Concise Finite Element Model for the Analysis of Simple Wire Strand with a Broken Helical Wire", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 446-449, pp. 745-750, 2012

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January 2012

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