Publications [#321796] of Lawrence N. Virgin
- Virgin, LN; Plaut, RH; Cartee, EV, The effect of gravity on a slender loop structure,
Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, vol. 1
pp. 185-190, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 9783319152202 [doi]
(last updated on 2019/09/17)
© The Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 2016. The deformation and vibration of vertical, highly flexible loops are investigated primarily from an experimental perspective. Both upright and hanging loops are considered with a small clamped length. The effects of self-weight on the loop static deformation and lowest frequency for in-plane symmetric vibrations are determined. Good agreement is attained between some theoretical results (based on an inextensible elastica model) and the experimental data. An interesting phenomenon of adjacent, co-existing solutions is also described.