Modal Analysis of Ballooning Strings With Small Curvature

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R. Fan, S. K. Singh, C. D. Rahn

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

J. Appl. Mech 68(2), 332-338 (Aug 29, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1355776 History: Received September 07, 1999; Revised August 29, 2000
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Schematic diagram of a ballooning string system
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The dependence on the nondimensional rotation speed ω on the nondimensional balloon height h and eyelet length d. Theoretical solid (d=0.01), dashed (d=0.038) and dash-dotted (d=0.1) curves and experimental data (* ) are shown.
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Theoretical (dash-dotted and experimental data (* ) and best fit line (solid) steady-state in-plane displacement: (a) ω=0.6π,d=0.038,γ=400; (b) ω=0.9π,d=0.038,γ=400. Experimental data correspond to circled points in Fig. 3.
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Theoretical (solid) and experimental (* ) natural frequencies (d=0.038,γ=400). Mode shapes (1st solid, 2nd dash-dotted, 3rd dashed): (a) ω=0.3π, (b) ω=0.6π, (c) ω=0.9π.
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Theoretical (dash-dotted) and experimental (solid) mode shapes (ω=0.9π,d=0.038,γ=400): (a) first mode in-plane, (b) second mode in-plane, (c) first mode out-of-plane, (d) second mode out-of-plane. Experimental mode shapes correspond to the circled points in Fig. 5.



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