Delft University of Technology
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Transport Technology

H.L. van Beurten Invloedsfactoren op de slijtage van gietijzeren tractieschijven.
Literature survey, Report 86.3.2074.TT, Transport Engineering.

Creep, the main cause of sheave wear, will develop between the traction sheave and the rope, because of the difference in strain between elevator rope ends. Factors which can influence this wear are in the first place the hardness and structure of the materials, the roughness of contact surface and the contact pressure and, besides the friction rate, lubricating oil and abrasion powder, if present.

Except by changing these factors in order to reduce the wear, application of synthetic groove liners can be considered too.

Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
Modified: 2006.03.21; , TU Delft / 3mE / TT / LT.