Worldwide Standards for Guide-Rail Calcuations

Lubomir Janovsky

Friday 1st May 1992

This paper is a follow up on the preceding paper called ‘Analysis of Stress in Guide-Rails’ and given at ELEVCON 90 in Rome in March 1990. The paper is split into two parts. The first part the state of the art in the calculation of stress and deflection of guiderails in compliance with the European Standard EN 81.1, American Safety Code A 17.1, Australian Standard AS 1735.2 and Czechoslavakian Standard as presented and discussed. The second part of the paper presents the results of calculations for passenger and freight elevators, confirming the correctness of the methods included in the Czechoslovakian Standard.

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