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Suppression of Cable Vibration by Means of Wave Absorbing Terminations

J. Kim Vandiver, L. Li
11 pp.
MITSG 96-07J
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Marine cables and risers are constantly exposed to ocean currents. When structures vibrate with large amplitudes, fatigue damage rates as well as drag forces increase. This paper provides analytical models for the design and optimization of a wave-absorbing termination that can suppress cable vibration. The important parameters governing the performance of these mechanical devices are discussed, and examples illustrating the behavior of the devises are presented. The device decreases vibration, lowers the drag coefficient and increases fatigue life. The concept is applicable to any long, slender structure susceptible to motion, such as power lines, elevator cables, and bridge suspension cables.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1993-RO-42
Title: Vibration Suppression and Drag Coefficient Reduction on Marine Cables

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