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Equilibrium Solutions and Existence for Traveling, Arbitrarily Sagged Elastic Cables

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A. C. J. Luo

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL 62034-1805

C. D. Mote

Office of the President, Main Administration Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

J. Appl. Mech 67(1), 148-154 (Aug 10, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.321159 History: Received October 16, 1998; Revised August 10, 1999
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Equilibrium and deformation of a traveling sagged cable under arbitrary loading
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Longitudinal (upper) and transverse (lower) equilibrium displacements of a straight elastic cable under qx=0 and qy=−1 for c=10:cp=740.87 and c0=0
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Displacement (upper) and tension (lower) versus traveling speed of a sagged elastic cable (xB=0.8) for qx=qy=−1 with various transverse loads: cp=740.87 and c0=0
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Multiple equilibrium configurations (upper) and tension distributions (lower) of a sagged elastic cable (xB=0.8) under its own weight (qy=−1) and various longitudinal loads for c=1:cp=740.87 and c0=0
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Longitudinal (upper) and transverse (lower) displacements of a sagged elastic cable at equilibrium (xB=0.8) under its own weight (qy=−1) and various longitudinal loads for c=10:cp=740.87 and c0=0
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Displacement (upper) and tension (lower) versus chord ratio of a sagged elastic cable with various transverse loads for c=10:cp=740.87 and c0=0
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Equilibrium configuration (upper) and tension-jump from segment 1 to segment 2 (lower) of a sagged elastic cable (xB=0.8) under its own weight (qy=−1) and a concentrated force (Fy=−2) for c=10:cp=740.87 and c0=0

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