RopeLab Quiz 5: Energy Absorbing Lanyards

This quiz presents five short questions looking at the result of various configurations of energy absorbing lanyards.  Energy absorbing lanyards and energy absorbing shock-packs behave differently in systems depending on where and how they are used.

All five questions refer to the following image.

DISCLAIMER:  Always refer to, and ensure that your use is consistent with manufacturer documentation.  Most of the configurations shown below are inappropriate for worker protection and are certainly outside the use specified by manufacturers.

1. Question 1: Single Unit at Load

What should be the theoretical peak force experienced by the load with this configuration?

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2. Question 2: Two Units in Series

What should be the theoretical peak force experienced by the load with this configuration?

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3. Question 3: Parallel Units at Load

What should be the theoretical peak force experienced by the load with this configuration?

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4. Question 4: Parallel Units at Load and Single at Anchor

What should be the theoretical peak force experienced by the load with this configuration?
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5. Question 5: Single Units at Load and Anchor with Lanyard

What should be the theoretical peak force experienced by the load with this configuration?

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