Study on the Influence of Bending Stiffness on Wind-induced Vibration of Cable Viscous Damper System
In practice, the internal rubber dampers are widely installed inside the cable guide pipe between the external viscous damper and the cable anchorage. In order to study the effect of the internal damper on the performance of the external viscous damper, the theoretical analysis model of a taut cable with an internal rubber damper and an external viscous damper is established in this paper, where the internal damper is assumed to be a high damping rubber damper with a flexible support and the external damper is considered to be a linear viscous damper. Then, the numerical iterative formula and approximate solution expression for the cable modal damping ratio are derived. Based on the approximate solution, the parameters of the internal rubber damper are analyzed comprehensively, and its influence on the cable modal damping in cable multimode is studied as well. Results show that, except for the support flexibility of the internal rubber damper, other parameters will have a negative effect on external viscous damper effectiveness. From the perspective of cable multimode vibration control, the installation of an internal rubber damper significantly weakens the modal damping, and this effect is more pronounced in lower frequency modes.