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Dynamic Response and Identification of Tower-Cable-Roller Battery Interactions in Ropeways

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Andrea Arena, Biagio Carboni, Walter Lacarbonara

Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Mathieu Babaz

POMA, Voreppe Cedez, France

Paper No. DETC2017-67810, pp. V006T10A045; 8 pages
  • ASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 6: 13th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
  • Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6–9, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5820-2
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


Towers, roller batteries, propelling cables and vehicles are the substructures of ropeway transportation systems. High-fidelity modeling of their dynamical interactions together with a reliable identification is a key step towards the prediction of the system response under various transit conditions as well as to investigate design optimization strategies. In this work, a nonlinear mechanical model for the dynamical description of cablecar ski lift systems is discussed. The investigation is focused on the modal features and the forced dynamic response caused by the vehicles transit across the so-called compression towers. The model is validated according to experimental data acquired via a custom-design sensor network. The Enhanced Frequency Domain Decomposition (EFDD) method is employed to identify the frequencies and damping ratios.

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