Wire rope isolators for vibration isolation of equipment and structures – A review

Balaji, P. S., Rahman, Muhammad, Moussa, Leblouba and Lau, H. H. (2015) Wire rope isolators for vibration isolation of equipment and structures – A review. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 78. 012001. ISSN 1757-899X

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Vibrations and shocks are studied using various techniques and analyzed to predict their detrimental effect on the equipment and structures. In cases, where the effects of vibration become unacceptable, it may cause structural damage and affect the operation of the equipment. Hence, adding a discrete system to isolate the vibration from source becomes necessary. The Wire Rope Isolator (WRI) can be used to effectively isolate the system from disturbing vibrations. The WRI is a type of passive isolator that exhibits nonlinear behavior. It consists of stranded wire rope held between two metal retainer bars and the metal wire rope is made up of individual wire strands that are in frictional contact with each other, hence, it is a kind of friction-type isolator. This paper compiles the research work on wire rope isolators. This paper presents the research work under two categories, namely monotonic and cyclic loading behaviors of WRI. The review also discusses the different terminologies associated with vibration isolation system and highlights the comparison between various isolation systems.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This paper is based upon the work supported by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia under the ERGS grant scheme.
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 15:52
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 16:05
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46083

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