A construction and a tension element comprising a cable and a plurality of strakes

Christos T. Georgakis (Inventor), Kenneth Kleissl (Inventor)

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The invention provides a construction comprising a structural element and at least one cable (100) arranged in tension to carry at least a part of the weight of the structural element. The cable defines an outer surface (102) onto which a plurality of strakes (104) form protrusions for reducing rain and wind induced vibrations. Each strake has a height being a distance from a strake root part connected to the outer surface of the cable and a strake end part terminating the strake outwards form the cable, a width being transverse to the height, and a length transverse to the height and width and along which length the strake is connected to the cable. The length of each strake is shorter than the circumference of the outer surface, and the height is less than 5 percent of the diameter of the cable.
Original languageEnglish
IPCE01D11/00; E01D11/02; E01D11/04; E01D19/16; F15D1/10
Patent numberWO2014001515A1
Filing date03/01/2014
Country/TerritoryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Also registered as: WO2013EP63655 20130628, EP20120174090 20120628


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