Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis by Modal Superposition

by Louis F. Geschwindner, Jr., (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Architectural Engrg.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, Pa.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 12, Pg. 2325-2336

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: A modified modal superposition method is developed and used to evaluate the nonlinear dynamic response of a cable network composed of a linkage of straight members with lumped masses. The method is compared with Newmark's B method for accuracy and the time interval requirements for stability. To show the usefulness of the method a number of parameter studies are presented using the cable network as an example.

Subject Headings: Cables | Nonlinear analysis | Nonlinear response | Dynamic analysis | Dynamic response | Parameters (statistics) | Modal analysis |

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