Large deflections and vibration of a tapered cantilever pulled at its tip by a cable

Journal Article

The behavior of a slender, tapered, cantilever beam loaded through a cable attached to its free end is described. Large static deflections are computed (based on an elastica description) together with natural frequencies and mode shapes for small-amplitude vibrations about equilibrium. Experimental results exhibit good agreement with the theoretical results. © 2007.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Holland, DB; Virgin, LN; Plaut, RH

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 310 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 441

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-460X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jsv.2007.06.075