Experimental study on vertical static stiffnesses of polycal wire rope isolators

P. S. Balaji, Leblouba Moussa, Noman Khandoker, Ting Yuk Shyh, M. E. Rahman*, Lau Hieng Ho

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Wire rope isolator is one of the most effective isolation system that can be used to attenuate the vibration disturbances and shocks during the operation of machineries. This paper presents the results of investigation on static elastic stiffnesses (both in tension and in compression) of Polycal Wire Rope Isolator (PWRI) under quasi-static monotonic loading conditions. It also studied effect of variations in height and width of PWRI on its static stiffnesses. Suitable experimental setup was designed and manufactured to meet the test conditions. The results show that their elastic stiffnesses for both tension and compression loading conditions are highly influenced by their geometric dimensions. It is found that their compressive stiffness reduced by 55% for an increment of 20% in their height to width ratio. Therefore, the stiffness of PWRI can be fine-tuned by controlling their dimensions according to the requirements of the application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012032
Number of pages9
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Materials Technology and Energy, ICMTE 2017 - Miri, Malaysia
Duration: 20 Apr 201721 Apr 2017


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