Statical and dynamical response of cable nets

Oren Vilnay, Paul Rogers

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The statical and the dynamical behaviour of cable nets is studied. Fully constrained and underconstrained cable nets are considered. The conditions for initial stability and the prestressing of the nets are formulated. A method for the analysis of the nodal displacements and the change in the internal forces in the cables due to static loads is proposed. The cases where linear algebra can be used are discussed. The method is extended to consider the dynamical behaviour of the net. Its free dynamical response and forced vibration are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-312
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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