The history of the theory of cable vibrations from the 18th century to the present is reviewed in this paper. Basic equations of linear dynamics of an extensible sagging cable are presented. A dynamic stiffness function that can be derived from these equations is given. Limiting transitions lead to other well known results. The static equivalent modulus of elasticity given by Ernst as well as the natural frequencies of motion given by Irvine and Caughey can be inferred from this function. A discussion of dynamic-excitation mechanisms and of dynamic interaction between cables and other structural elements conclude this contribution. (A)

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    International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

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  • Publication Date: 1994-8


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  • Pagination: p. 171-6
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  • Accession Number: 00668743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
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  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM