Chain and rope properties

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by gust, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. gust
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    gust Junior Member

    Hello, does anyone know some references about chain and rope properties??

    I need the stiffnes, stiffness coeficents and breaking load of anchoring chains and mooring fiber ropes, if anyone can help I'd be really gratefull.

    Thank you so much!!
     
  2. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Each rope and chain is different, their manufacturer should have this info.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Usually you go the other way. Specify what stiffness and breaking load you need, then look up materials that fulfill the specifications.
     
  4. gust
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    gust Junior Member

    You are right, the problem is that all I know about the ship is that it is a 73700DWT VLCC wich is moored to multibuoys, the dimensions of the boat, the placement of the buoys and some climatic data :/. Do you know if there is any reference I could check about wich type of rope and chains a ship uses??
     

  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Are there any regulations in you area for mooring chains/ropes? If there are, they will tell you what to use.
     
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