A Horizontal Vibration Wave Model for High Speed Elevators


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Horizontal vibration has critical influence upon elevators’ ride quality. Based on the wave theory of one-dimensional string vibration, a horizontal vibration wave model is built to simulate the dynamic performance of a high speed elevator system. Through coordinate transformation, Galerkin’s method is used to discretize the governing partial differential equations into a dumped-mass system, which can be solved effectively with classic methods. Numerical results show that the horizontal vibration behaviors are closely interconnected with the location, velocity and acceleration of elevator cab.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 297-300)

Edited by:

Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim




X.Y. Gang et al., "A Horizontal Vibration Wave Model for High Speed Elevators ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 1585-1591, 2005

Online since:

November 2005




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