The results of an extensive analysis of the three-dimensional free vibration of a single span cable, using nonlinear finite elements, is presented. The method provides excellent results throughout the spectrum of end conditions and geometric nonlinearity. For a homogeneous cable of constant cross section, the nonlinear equilibrium position and the natural frequencies were shown to depend only on the end conditions and the stiffness-to-weight ratio. It has been demonstrated that results of engineering usefulness can be obtained from plots made for a typical value of the stiffness-to-weight ratio since realistic deviations from this value result in only minor changes in the frequencies. An empirical formula based on static calcuations, which gives a good approximation to the lowest natural frequency, has been presented. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Henghold, W M
    • Russell, J J
    • Morgan III, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1127-35
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12954 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM