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Bouncing-Ball Model of ‘Dry’ Motions of a Tethered Buoy

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R. H. Plaut, A. L. Farmer, M. M. Holland

The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0105

J. Vib. Acoust 123(3), 333-339 (Dec 01, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1375164 History: Received July 01, 2000; Revised December 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
Topics: Force , Motion , Cables , Buoys
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Geometry of buoy under (a) equilibrium, (b) slack, and (c) taut conditions
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Elliptical forcing in xy plane
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Trajectory for Case A: b=0.3,e=0.9,fo=0.1, Ω=0.9, y(0)=0.1
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Time histories for Case A
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Phase portraits for Case A
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Impact Poincaré plots for Case A
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Trajectory for Case B: b=0.1,e=0.9,fo=0.1, Ω=0.5, y(0)=0.1
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Time histories for Case B
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Phase portraits for Case B
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Trajectory for point mass: e=0.95,fo=1, Ω=0.9, y(0)=0.1,z(0)=0.1
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Impact velocity versus time for point mass
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Critical forcing amplitude versus forcing frequency
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Critical forcing amplitude versus coefficient of restitution

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