Ln6 - ME4123/6123: Failure Analysis of Mountaineering Rope...

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1 ME4123/6123: Failure Analysis of Mountaineering Rope Unexpected rope failure is a major concern to rope users. Often, prior to failure, the rope is reported to be in good condition but closer examination shows signs of substantial deterioration
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2 Dynamic Mountaineering Ropes Ropes for climbing are called Dynamic Mountaineering Ropes and are constructed to stretch and absorb energy (heat) when a climber falls which is the dynamic effect . This energy absorbing stretch reduces the amount of force on both climber, belayer and gear during a fall. Reducing the amount of force during a fall increases the safety factor . If a static rope were used to lead climb and a fall happened, even a very short fall, the impact forces on gear would be higher than the rated breaking strength. This force would also reach body damaging forces too.
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3 The Application Climber Rope Belayer protection points Belay System
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4 Background Fall factor Fall factor is a number describing relation between length of fall and working “active” length of rope. Using standard belaying methods and standard
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