Vibrations of a Taut Cable With an External Damper

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S. Krenk

Department of Structural Engineering and Materials, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark

J. Appl. Mech 67(4), 772-776 (May 02, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1322037 History: Received August 12, 1999; Revised May 02, 2000
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First complex mode a/l=0.1 and η=ηopt; (a) quarter period from max v(a), (b) half period from max v(1/2a).
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Taut cable with external viscous damper
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The asymptotic modal damping relation (23)
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Damping ratio of the first five modes; (a) a/l=0.02, (b) a/l=0.05
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Iteration convergence of first five modes; (a) a/l=0.02, (b) a/l=0.05.
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Optimal modal damping for a/l=0.05. Curves from Fig. 3(b) and estimates from (29).



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