Identification of the modal parameters of a composite aramid suspension system

Guruprasad Chandrashekar, Stefan Kaczmarczyk, Martyn Maguire, S Smith

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Abstract

The inertial and elastic characteristics of suspension ropes used in vertical transportation systems depend on the rope material and construction. Despite recent improvements in material and structural design ropes constructed of aramid fibers suffer from vibration. This paper presents the results of research to identify the modal characteristics of a composite aramid suspension system. An experimental rig has been designed and constructed to facilitate the actuation of a suspension system over a range of frequencies. Tests have then been conducted to assess the influence of vibration on the structural integrity and to determine the resonance frequencies and damping ratios of the system. Appropriate benchmarks for the development of SMA technology with electrical activation to control the dynamic response of the rope within the identified resonance frequency range were established.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Place of PublicationGdansk, Poland
PublisherIFFM Publishers
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-83-88237-03-4
ISBN (Print)978-83-88237-02-7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2007
EventIII ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials - Gdansk, Poland
Duration: 9 Jul 200711 Jul 2007
https://www.eccomas.org/2018/02/02/2007-thematic-conferences/

Conference

ConferenceIII ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
CountryPoland
CityGdansk
Period9/07/0711/07/07
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