Nondestructive Testing and Structural Condition Monitoring of Mechanical Cables

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Patricio A. A. Laura

Institute of Applied Mechanics (CONICET-SENID-ACCE) and Department of Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Sur, 8000 Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Appl. Mech. Rev 46(4), 133-138 (Apr 01, 1993) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3120320 History: Online April 29, 2009


This article concerns the problem of evaluating the `structural health’ of cables or ropes by means of non-destructive testing methods. Special emphasis is placed upon electromagnetic techniques and the acoustic emission method.

Copyright © 1993 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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