Active stiffness control of wind-rain-induced vibration of prototype stay cable

L. Y. Wang, You Lin Xu

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The cables in a cable-stayed bridge usually possess low inherent damping and are prone to wind-induced, traffic-induced, and wind-rain-induced vibrations. This paper establishes an active control algorithm using the stiffness control method to suppress wind-rain-induced vibration of prototype stay cables. By neglecting the axial inertia force and the modal coupling, the governing equations of motion of wind-rain-induced vibration control of prototype stay cables with active stiffness control algorithm are first derived. The fourth-order Runge-Kutta method is then introduced to find the numerical solutions to the problem. Extensive parameter studies have been carried out for investigating the features of the control method as a design guideline.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-100
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2008


  • Active stiffness control
  • Cable vibration
  • Control algorithm
  • Numerical solution
  • Prototype stay cable
  • Wind-rain-induced

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mechanics


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