Nonlinear Cable Dynamics

When performing a dynamic analysis of cable structures, the tensile forces of the cables are of critical importance for the vibrational behavior of the structure.

In the mast depicted below, the cables are prestressed. The distribution of the weight of the system results from the sections of the materials. The dead load and a periodically acting point load are applied.

A time step integration with 100 steps of 0.02 seconds was calculated.

The diagram shows the normal forces of a cable.