Deformation of Slot Rods in a Slot-Type Optical Fiber Cable

Hiroyuki Abé, Yoshihiro Kusumi, Masumi Saka

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By applying Love's equilibrium equations, the forces and bending moments in slot rods of an optical fiber cable have been determined. The deformation of the slot rod subjected to the forces and bending moments just derived has been analyzed by means of the three-dimensional finite element method. The results for the cable with 600 optical fibers showed that the deformation of the slot was so small that the clearance between the fiber tapes and the lateral wall of the slot was sufficient when the cable was subjected to the extentional strain of 0.1% and the curvature due to bending was not larger than 1/1100 1/mm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1462-1468
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number514
Publication statusPublished - 1989


  • Bending Moment
  • Love's Equilibrium Equation
  • Polyethylene Circular Cylinder
  • Shear Force
  • Slot
  • Slot Rod
  • Structural Analysis
  • Tensile Force
  • Three-Dimensional Finite Element Method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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