WIT Press


Experimental Verification Of The Container Crane Natural Frequencies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM970241

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

871 kb

Author(s)

D. Dinevski, M. Oblak & A. Novak

Abstract

Experimental verification of a container crane structure modal parameters which are numericaly obtained by using the Finite Element Method is presented. To validate the numericaly calculated natural frequencies and vibration mode shapes, and to define the modal damping values, a full-scale forced vibration experiment was performed. The simplest possible experiment was chosen to obtain these objectives. Some kind of intersection between forced vibration test, with the control of the input (forcing function), and step relaxation test, with the release of the structure from a statically deformed position, was made. Instead of releasing the deformed structure, the crane was forced into the specific vibration mode with limited operational movements, using inertial forces of the masses i

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