An Approach for Quantifying Dynamic Properties and Simulated Deployment Loading of Fire Service Escape Rope Systems

@article{Mrtin2016AnAF,
  title={An Approach for Quantifying Dynamic Properties and Simulated Deployment Loading of Fire Service Escape Rope Systems},
  author={D. A. M{\'a}rtin and M. Obstalecki and P. Kurath and G. Horn},
  journal={Experimental Techniques},
  year={2016},
  volume={40},
  pages={367-379}
}
Rope systems are simple mechanical structures that provide life-critical protection from dynamic loading in a variety of applications where falls from height are possible. Recently, the Fire Service has realized the importance of using fall protection systems while endeavoring to gain a better understanding of how these systems will respond during fire ground deployments. A new extensometer, utilizing a linear variable differential transformer, was designed to advance the ability to… CONTINUE READING

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