Nonlinear Modeling of Cables with Flexural Stiffness

  title={Nonlinear Modeling of Cables with Flexural Stiffness},
  author={Walter Lacarbonara and Arnaud Pacitti},
A geometrically exact formulation of cables suffering axis stretching and flexural curvature is presented. The dynamical formulation is based on nonlinearly viscoelastic constitutive laws for the tension and bending moment with the additional constitutive nonlinearity accounting for the nocompression condition. A continuation method, combined with a mixed finite-difference spatial discretization, is then employed to path-follow the static responses of cables subject to forces or support… CONTINUE READING