Hanging Cable as Rotational Vibration Absorber

by Ollie L. Vance,
James H. Woodward,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1976, Vol. 102, Issue 2, Pg. 377-382

Document Type: Journal Paper


Many basic textbooks present an analysis of free vibration of a uniform cable hanging in a gravitational field. An extension to illustrate the effects of a concentrated tip mass is given in Ref. 3. The purpose of this note is twofold: 1. To investigate the free vibration of the rigid body-cable system. 2. to show how a uniform hanging cable can be used as a dynamic absorber for a rigid body constrained to rotate about a fixed axis containing its mass center and subjected to sinusoidal moment disturbances.

Subject Headings: Cables | Rotation | Vibration | Rigid body dynamics | Moment (mechanics) | Dynamic structural analysis

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