Axial Force Stabilization of Transverse Vibration in Pinned and Clamped Beams

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C. D. Rahn

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson

C. D. Mote

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 118(2), 379-380 (Jun 01, 1996) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2802333 History: Received August 09, 1993; Online December 03, 2007


An axial force stabilizes the transverse vibration of a beam with pinned and/or clamped boundary conditions. The nonlinearly coupled, longitudinal and transverse equations of motion of the beam with axial force control are simplified using a quasistatic assumption for longitudinal motion. It is shown that axial damping can ensure weak asymptotic stability of transverse vibration.

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