Influence of the Mass of the Weight on the Dynamic Response of the Laboratory Fibre-Driven Mechanical System

  • P. PolachEmail author
  • M. Hajžman
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 24)


Experimental measurements focused on the investigation of a fibre behaviour are performed on an assembled weigh-fibre-pulley-drive mechanical system. The fibre is driven with one drive and it is led over a pulley. On its other end there is a prism-shaped steel weight, which moves in a prismatic linkage on an inclined plane. An extra mass can be added to the weight. Drive exciting signals can be of a rectangular, a trapezoidal and a quasi-sinusoidal shape and there is a possibility of variation of a signal rate. Time histories of the weight position and of the force acting in the fibre are measured. The same system is numerically investigated by means of a multibody model. The influence of the mass of the weight on the coincidence of results of experimental measurements and simulations is evaluated. The simulations aim is to create a phenomenological model of a fibre, which will be utilizable in fibre modeling in the case of more complicated mechanical or mechatronic systems.


Fibre Mechanical system Dynamic response Phenomenological model Experiment 



The paper has originated in the framework of solving No. P101/11/1627 project of the Czech Science Foundation and institutional support provided by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research and Testing Institute PlzeňPlzeňCzech Republic

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