Recent Submissions

  • Importance of the visual inspection for Ropeway ropes, The 

    Author(s):Kopanakis, George A.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009: Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    A dramatic incident athe the Schilthorn, a renowned ski area in Switzerland, almost ended up in a fatal disaster.The sudden loss of more than 50% of the metallic cross-section of a locked coil track rope due to deterioration ...
  • Ski areas and environment 

    Author(s):Manhart, Michael; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper stresses importance of environmental considerations in all aspects of ski area management. Illustrative photographs. (CFD).
  • Amusement transportation by wire rope 

    Author(s):Doman, D. Mark; International Organization for Transportation by Rope. North American Continental Section
    Date:2009
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    There are significant parallels and commonalities between the ski and amusement industries and passenger transportation by wire rope goes back at least as far in amusement settings as it does in skiing. Every major amusement ...
  • Under cover items of interest in the Information Center for Ropeway Studies Collection 

    Author(s):Roslund, Sid; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 200 : Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Presently the Information Center for Ropeway Studies Collection has over 800 books on diferent aspects of ropeways systems. There are the usual books such as CF&I Roebling Wire Rope Handbook or Aerial Tramways and Funicular ...
  • Economic aspects of investments in ski areas 

    Author(s):Feuz, Peter; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper evaluates economic aspects of investments in ski areas with particular emphasis upon the ropeway transport facilities involved. (CFD).
  • Use of complex electronics in the ropeway industry based on the example of a revolutionary fail-safe rope position detection switch, The 

    Author(s):Fuchs, Elmar; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    The use of complex electronics in the ropeway industry based on the example of a revolutionary development - the fail safe RPD switch. Complex electronics are increasingly used in ropeway engineering to perform control and ...
  • Utility conduits suspended between ropeway towers 

    Author(s):Peterson, Charles R.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope. North American Continental Section
    Date:2004
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    The presentation will be based on experience gained in the installation of a natural gas, potable water and wastewater utility lines on the Iron Mountain Tramway in Colorado. We will look at the design construction, and ...
  • Dolomiti Superski. 12 valleys united by a single, unique skipass 

    Author(s):Vanzi, Gerhard; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper describes the Dolomiti Superski, a unique ski pass widely used in Europe. Ski area operations and ski lifts facilities are influenced. (CFD).
  • Dimensioning carrier-components of modern circulating monocable ropeways 

    Author(s):Zbil, H. U.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    A contribution concerning the verification of service strength of carrier components with regard to the operational loads occurring at stations entry. (CFD).
  • Integrated rescue on the Aiguille du Midi cableway, Chamonix, France 

    Author(s):Petit, France H.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper describes operation of the new, second section, passenger ropeway Aiquille du Midi at Chamonix, France. Emphasis is on the rescue system by Denis Creissels, a concept known as "integrated rescue." Descriptive ...
  • Lifts without a tensioning device 

    Author(s):Marocchi, Andrea; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    In Barcelona I spoke about the work I had been doing with the Polytechnic di Torino on the tensioning devices; afterwards, the theoretical work was developed and we made a series of tests with a device able to measure the ...
  • Latest trends on vehicles and testing of gondola cabins 

    Author(s):Wehrli, Rico; International Organization for Transportation by Rope; North American Continental Section 2009: Lakewood, Colo. (North American Continental Section)
    Date:2009
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    In the last few years the ride with a Gondola, Aerial Tramway, Funicular, Shuttle in different areas bacame more and more a special experience. We would like to show the different passenger configuration possibilities as ...
  • Economic significance of cableways illustrated by the example of Titlis Rotair in Engelberg, near to Lucerne, Switzerland 

    Author(s):Ruegger, Eugenio; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper studies economics of ropeway operations in alpine areas. The Engelberg Tourist Resort is used as an example. Ropeways are considered the backbone of alpine tourism. (CFD).
  • Prevention of aerial tramway failure by safety factors? 

    Author(s):Kieselbach, R.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    In December 1996, an accident occurred on a cableway which caused the death of one passenger and injuries to several others. The cause of the tragic accident was the unexpected failure of the axle that carries the deflecting ...
  • Maintenance system for safe operation of out-dated aerial ropeways 

    Author(s):Jarec, Bojan; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper discusses maintenance systems used to assure safe operation of out-dated passenger ropeways operating in Slovenia. Graphs. (CFD).
  • Marquam Hill aerial tramway, The: a connection to Portland's future 

    Author(s):Gmuender, Joe C.; International Organization for Transportation by Rope. North American Continental Section
    Date:2004
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    The politically charged Marquam Hill Tramway is designed to connect Portland's largest employer, the landlocked Oregon Health Sciences University, with 120 acres of underused, industrial land at the edge of the Willamette ...
  • New European standard for civil engineering works CEN/TC 242 Safety requirements for passenger transportation by rope WG G Civil Engineering works Draft pr EN 13107, The 

    Author(s):Grasmugg, Harald; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper details development, scope and comparison of existing requirements to form the New European Standard for Civil Engineering, Safety Requirements for Passenger Transportation by Rope. (CFD).
  • Safety analysis 

    Author(s):Brunet, P.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper details a procedure scheme to identify the most sensitive parts of a ropeway system regarding safety. A safety analysis involves setting forth a principle ? methodology, establishing a preliminary hazard ...
  • Dynamic behaviour of the grip and the terminal equipment of a detachable monocable ropeway at the terminal entry 

    Author(s):Pichler, Andreas; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Congress paper presents comprehensive study of dynamics and ropeway component design complications for carrier grips and hangers along with terminal entry. Illustrative drawings and photographs. (CFD).
  • Ropeway people movers for ski resorts 

    Author(s):Jakes, Andrew S.; International Organization for the Study of Transportation by Rope; Internationaler Seilbahnkongress 1999: San Francisco, Calif.
    Date:1999
    Format:proceedings (reports)
    Las Vegas, Reno, Sun City, Foxwoods, Tunica, Broad Beach, and several other international mega-resorts have discovered that People Movers (Automated Guideway Transit) improve their image and subsequently attract new ...

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