Slipping resistance of monocable aerial ropeway carrier grips
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In France, and in particular since a fatal accident with a chairlift in 1980, no relative displacement of the fastening versus the cable is considered acceptable. The French Ministry of Transport has been conducting a research program since 1987 to contribute to improving knowledge of the phenomena involved, fastening design criteria and conditions for qualification tests. A large-scale test apparatus has been set up and was presented at the OITAF congress in 1987 in Grenoble. At the last OITAF Congress in Barcelona, in 1993, we presented the results of tests that revealed a significant loss of ...