Kuo, K and Woodhouse, J and Hunt, H (2012) The modes of a tethered, spherical balloon. 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2012, ICSV 2012, 1. pp. 161-168.Full text not available from this repository.
Observations of a tethered meteorological balloon show that a strong vibration coupling exists between axial forcing of the tether and ovalling deformations of the balloon. Such coupling may lead to system instabilities and fatigue failure in a tethered-balloon system. This is particularly relevant in the case of a balloon launched from a moving vessel, as is proposed as part of the SPICE geoengineering project. This paper investigates the vibration characteristics of a tethered, spherical balloon using a simple analytical model: a tensioned, spherical membrane attached to a spring. The analytical solution for the natural frequencies and modeshapes of this system is compared to transfer functions obtained by laser vibrometry. These results are then used to determine the most suitable method of modelling the dynamic response of a tethered balloon.
|Divisions:||Div C > Applied Mechanics|
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|Date Deposited:||04 Feb 2015 22:55|
|Last Modified:||14 Apr 2015 20:48|