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VIBRATIONS OF STRINGS WITH ARBITRARY
The paper considers arbitrary large deflections of strings and connected with it coupling of vertical and horizontal displacements. Strings are made of a linearly elastic material. The physical model of a tie rod,equations and algorithm of their solutions as well as examples of string analysis are presented. Obtained results are compared to analytical solutions already known but for small displacements. Presented examples are calculated using an Author’s program.
Key words: structural mechanics, tie rod (tension member), string, cable - suspended structures, dynamics.