In this paper, dynamic characteristics of the symmetrical traction system with tensioned pulley acting on compensating rope is theoretically investigated. Due to the excitations from drum, the traction system will occur longitudinal and transverse vibration. In order to explore the differences between traditional traction system and tensioned traction system with different tensioned methods and seek the optimal method of vibration suppression, the damping cylinder and terminal tension acting on compensating rope between tensioned pulley and ground are placed. Caused by the change of the rope’s property, the system will produce different dynamic responses. Here, the diﬀerential-algebraic equations (DAEs) are derived using Hamilton principle. The transverse and longitudinal nonlinear coupling of ropes are considered. The generalized- method is selected to solve the DAEs. Based on the response characteristics of the system, the time-frequency characteristics with different terminal damping are obtained by CWT (continuous wavelet transform) and FFT (fast Fourier transform). From results, it can be seen that tensioned pulley plays an important role in suppressing transverse and longitudinal vibration of the symmetrical traction system compared with traditional traction system, especially by adding damping cylinder. The amplitude of system decreases exponentially with the increase of the terminal damping acting on tensioned pulley. Different running speeds of tensioned traction system are discussed. The results can inform the development of relevant mitigating strategies to minimize the effects of excessive vibrations.
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