Active control of oscillations of a suspended cable under transversal wind, described by a constant term and a fluctuating turbulent component, is dealt with. Control of transversal in-plane and out-of-plane oscillations is performed by imposing a longitudinal motion to one support; the control law depends, linearly or quadratically, on measures of displacement and velocity of a selected point. First, the steady-state oscillations around the planar static configuration, determined by the wind constant component, under sinusoidal in-plane and out-of-plane loading are studied, showing the nonlinear behaviour in the regions of primary and parametric resonance and the effects of the control action. Afterwards, attention is focused on the response of the cable to transversal wind turbulence, whose fluctuating component is described by a random process with an assigned spectral density. The effectiveness of longitudinal control is analysed by means of numerical investigations.

Active longitudinal control of wind-induced oscillations of a suspended cable

GATTULLI, VINCENZO;
1998

Abstract

Active control of oscillations of a suspended cable under transversal wind, described by a constant term and a fluctuating turbulent component, is dealt with. Control of transversal in-plane and out-of-plane oscillations is performed by imposing a longitudinal motion to one support; the control law depends, linearly or quadratically, on measures of displacement and velocity of a selected point. First, the steady-state oscillations around the planar static configuration, determined by the wind constant component, under sinusoidal in-plane and out-of-plane loading are studied, showing the nonlinear behaviour in the regions of primary and parametric resonance and the effects of the control action. Afterwards, attention is focused on the response of the cable to transversal wind turbulence, whose fluctuating component is described by a random process with an assigned spectral density. The effectiveness of longitudinal control is analysed by means of numerical investigations.
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