Forced Vibrations of Cable Networks

by Louis F. Geschwindner, Jr., (M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Architectural Engrg.; The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, Pa.,
Harry H. West, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, Pa.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1980, Vol. 106, Issue 9, Pg. 1885-1898

Document Type: Journal Paper


Forced vibration response is investigated for hyperbolic paraboloid cable networks composed of a linkage of straight members connected by frictionless pins with concentrated masses lumped at the connection points. Newmark's β method is used for evaluation of the dynamic response through both a linear and a nonlinear formulation. The linear and nonlinear responses are compared and conclusions drawn regarding the extent to which the nonlinear aspects of the structural response must be considered.

Subject Headings: Cables | Vibration | Linear functions | Paraboloid | Friction | Dynamic response | Nonlinear analysis | Nonlinear response

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