The effect of gravity on a slender loop structure


Conference Paper

© The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2016. The deformation and vibration of vertical, highly flexible loops are investigated primarily from an experimental perspective. Both upright and hanging loops are considered with a small clamped length. The effects of self-weight on the loop static deformation and lowest frequency for in-plane symmetric vibrations are determined. Good agreement is attained between some theoretical results (based on an inextensible elastica model) and the experimental data. An interesting phenomenon of adjacent, co-existing solutions is also described.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Virgin, LN; Plaut, RH; Cartee, EV

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 /

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 190

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2191-5652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2191-5644

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319152202

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-15221-9_16

Citation Source

  • Scopus