The analysis of splices used in large synthetic ropes
The analysis of eye splices used in synthetic rope is considered by categorising splice geometries and then developing the modelling for each type.
The three splices considered are those commonly used in wire ropes and applied to six round one aramid ropes; the splices are the long or transmission splice, the Admiralty splice and the Liverpool splice. The geometry of each type is analysed and then applied to determine the load capability for each type. The internal friction and contact forces are also discussed.