Advanced Steel Construction

Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 131-143 (2011)


ESTABLISHMENT AND APPLICATION OF CABLE-SLIDING CRITERION EQUATION

 

Zhihua Chen 1,2, Hongbo Liu 1,*, Xiaodun Wang 1 and Ting Zhou 1

1 Department of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

2 Tianjin Key Laboratory of Civil Engineering Structure & New Materials,

Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China

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Received: 15 May 2010; Revised: 20 September 2010; Accepted: 23 October 2010

 

DOI:10.18057/IJASC.2011.7.2.1

 

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ABSTRACT

Based on thermal expansion theory, cable-sliding criterion equations are derived for the static analysis of cable-pulley systems. The friction between cable and pulley is considered in the equations. The cable-sliding criterion equations can govern the sliding motion between cable and pulley. In terms of the governing equations, a few program codes can be easily implemented using the APDL language of ANSYS software. The implemented program is further adopted in the following three examples: the structural behavior of a suspen-dome structure with sliding cable-strut joints; the constructional process of a suspen-dome structure with sliding cable-strut joints and the design of a tree structure. The analytical results show that the cable-sliding criterion equations are effective in describing the sliding motion between cable and pulley.

 

KEYWORDS

Cable-pulley systems; sliding; friction; suspen-dome structure; tree structure


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