Mechanics in Engineering ›› 2016, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (2): 119-125.DOI: 10.6052/1000-0879-15-184

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GUO Tieding, KANG Houjun, WANG Lianhua, ZHAO Yueyu   

  1. College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082, China
  • Received:2015-07-03 Online:2016-04-15 Published:2016-04-12


Cables are widely used as tension structure members in engineering as they are light, flexible and of high strength. On one hand, the external excitations induce cable's complex dynamic responses with large amplitudes, which might cause structure's failure. On the other hand, the cable structure is a typical nonlinear system with both quadratic and cubic nonlinearities, which means extensive nonlinear dynamic behaviors. Therefore, the cable dynamics is an interesting research issue in both engineering and applied mechanics, and our knowledge about the cable dynamics is much enriched in the past few decades. This paper reviews the progress of cable dynamics, including cable's dynamic models, internally resonant dynamics, moving support induced cable dynamics, and complex excitation induced cable dynamics. And we also discuss the limitations of the present cable dynamics.

Key words:

cables|nonlinear modeling|resonant interaction|support/boundary excitations|multiple scale method

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