Dynamic modelling and vibration analysis of a flexible cable-stayed beam structure

R. F. Fung, L. Y. Lu, S. C. Huang

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In this paper, the non-linear vibration of a cable-stayed beam with time-varying length and tension in the cable is investigated. A set of non-linear, time-varying differential equations describing this coupling system is derived by Hamilton's principle and the finite element method. According to the results of numerical simulation, the tension of the cable is related to the cable length, which in turn is a function of the longitudinal and transverse displacements of the cable. Furthermore, it is shown that the tension and length of the cable can be considerably different by using linear and non-linear models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)717-726
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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