Axial force stabilization of transverse vibration in pinned and clamped beams

C. D. Rahn, C. D. Mote

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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