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Nonlinear Free Vibration of a Cable Against a Straight Obstacle

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Seon Han, Mark Grosenbaugh

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Paper No. IMECE2002-32419, pp. 387-395; 9 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Design Engineering
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3628-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


The purpose of this study is to investigate the nonlinear effect of gravity on the free vibration of a cable against a straight obstacle. The cable model is expressed in terms of nonlinearly coupled transverse and axial displacements. The penalty method is used to simulate the obstacle, which is equivalent to inserting a stiff elastic foundation. The first symmetric frequencies are obtained when the depth of the obstacle is 1/2 and 1/3 of the initial transverse displacement. The effects of varying amplitude and equilibrium curvature are investigated.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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