Finite element modeling of stockbridge damper and vibration analysis: Equivalent cable stiffness

Nitish Kumar Vaja, Oumar Barry, Brian DeJong

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Abstract

Aeolian vibrations are the major cause for the failure of conductor cables. Using a Stockbridge damper reduces these vibrations and increases the life span of the conductor cable. Designing an efficient Stockbridge damper that suits the conductor cable requires a robust mathematical model with minimum assumptions. However it is not easy to analytically model the complex geometry of the messenger. Since, the messenger is a bunch of thin helical wires with nonlinear contact conditions. Therefore an equivalent stiffness must be determined so that it can be used in the analytical model. This paper examines the bending stiffness of the cable and discusses the effect of this stiffness on the natural frequencies. The obtained equivalent stiffness compensates for the assumption of modeling the messenger as a rod. The results from the free vibration analysis of the analytical model with the equivalent stiffness is validated using the full scale finite element model of the Stockbridge damper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication29th Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858226
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume8

Conference

ConferenceASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period08/6/1708/9/17

Keywords

  • Equivalent stiffness
  • Finite element model
  • Free response
  • Stockbridge damper

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