To compare the strength of metal fiber rope and natural fiber rope using FEM

Dinesh Kumar Rathour 1
  • 1Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NRI Institute Research and Technology, Bhopal

Keywords: High tensile fibre; fiber ropes; FEM analysis; Equivalence strains; strength to weight ratio.


Fiber ropes are improved in strength throughout time to the point that they are beginning to replace wire ropes in certain applications. Fiber ropes are risen in durability. The development of high-tensile fibres and developments in fibre rope structures have been key contributions. It began with high-strength nylon and polyester fibre ropes, ropes made of both of those fibres, polyester and polypropylene ropes, as well as polypropylene and polyethylene ropes. As a consequence, stronger and stronger ropes can be manufactured, with a fibre strength component providing a “10-to-one strength-to-weight ratio” advantage over wire rope as the final outcome. Wire rope made from steel, jute fibre, and Kans fibre is subjected to FEM analysis in this work. When using the “ANSYS structural model simulation software”, findings are assessed in terms of equivalent stresses, maximum principal stresses (MPS), bending stresses (ETS), and equivalence strains (EQT) & total deformation. The study’s main goal is to determine how efficient natural fibres may be in substitute of steel as a wire rope.

Vol 2 Issue1 (2023)

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