Experimental Tests on Personal Safety Devices for Falls from Height

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Title: Experimental Tests on Personal Safety Devices for Falls from Height
Authors: Pomares Torres, Juan Carlos | Carrión, Elena Ángela | Irles Más, Ramón | González Sánchez, Antonio | Segovia-Eulogio, Enrique-Gonzalo
Research Group/s: Grupo de Ensayo, Simulación y Modelización de Estructuras (GRESMES) | Acústica Aplicada
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Ingeniería Civil
Keywords: Personal fall protection systems | Fall arrest systems | Impact test | Lanyard | Energy absorber
Knowledge Area: Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: WIT Press
Citation: WIT Transactions on The Built Environment. 2018, 180: 69-81. doi:10.2495/SUSI180071
Abstract: Fall arrest systems are regulated according to EN-363 to retain people safely after a free fall. It is causing any significant damage during the retention process. This study is a development in performance testing of fall arrest systems. It analyses the variables that affect the behaviour of the system: fall height and the absorbed energy by devices. In this research, several experimental tests on personal safety devices are carried out. These devices are tested statically and also by dynamic tests with different fall factor (fall height/rope length) following the standards EN-354, 355, 362, 363 and 364.
Sponsor: This research has been possible thanks to the scholarships of Foundation Prevent and Valencian Generality GV/2017/181 and to the collaboration of Civil Engineering Department from Alicante University.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/83568
ISSN: 1746-4498 (Print) | 1743-3509 (Online)
DOI: 10.2495/SUSI180071
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2018 WIT Press
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.2495/SUSI180071
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