Special Issue "Ropeway Systems Dynamics and Control: Analytical, Numerical, and Experimental Methods towards New Design Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: nonlinear dynamics of continuum and discrete mechanical systems; bifurcation analysis of nonlinear system via an asymptotic approach; aeroelastic analysis of nonlinear structures; vibration control on nonlinear systems via passive and semi-active devices
This Special Issue aims to provide insights and new advances in the field of the dynamics and the vibration control of ropeways and cable-drawn transport systems.
Papers are welcome in the area of parametric modeling (analytical or numerical) and numerical simulations of the linear and the nonlinear response of discrete and continuous systems with applications to ropeways, on the vibration control and experimental characterization of the dynamics of all the mechanical elements assembling ropeway systems (i.e., the moving cables, the hauled cars, the roller batteries, and the towers) and their linear and nonlinear interactions. Papers concerning fatigue analysis, design optimization, and static and dynamic identification applied to ropeways and cable-drawn systems are also welcome.
The Special Issue will also be a great opportunity to collect and disseminate the most recent developments in terms of analytical and numerical techniques, and also experimental evidences, which can be suitable for practical applications in the design of ropeways, the optimization of their mechanical behavior, and the control of their dynamic response.
This Special Issue on “Ropeway Systems Dynamics and Control: Analytical, Numerical, and Experimental Methods toward New Design Strategies” will cover, but not be limited to, the following topics applied to ropeways and cable-drawn systems:
- Analytical and numerical techniques for the study of the nonlinear dynamic behavior;
- Finite element modeling and analysis of ropeways and cable-drawn systems;
- Characterization of the linear and nonlinear dynamic response;
- Linear and nonlinear dynamic phenomena and interactions;
- Dynamics of fixed and moving cables;
- Dynamics of mixed, discrete, and continuous mechanical systems;
- Dynamics of pendular systems;
- Experimental studies of observed linear and nonlinear dynamic phenomena;
- Optimization of dynamic behavior;
- Parametric and nonparametric identification of the dynamic response;
- Passive and active control of the dynamic response;
- Linear and nonlinear control of the dynamic response;
- Fatigue problems in ropeway systems;
- Contact problems in rollers–cable interaction
Dr. Andrea Arena
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- roller battery dynamics
- parametric models
- numerical models
- discrete and continuous systems
- full-scale experiments
- parametric and nonparametric identification
- vibration control
- linear and nonlinear TMD
- hysteretic absorbers