The ESR develops efficient models for simulating mass points transported along ropes and cables taking into account the 3D contact with sheave batteries. The arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) formulation shall be embedded into finite element formulations. Efficient computer implementations shall be realized in open source codes using Python and/or C++. The section properties of ropes and cables will be developed in cooperation with ESRs of work package 1.
The stationary treatment of the system with periodic excitation by the mass points shall lead to a better understanding of resonances and instabilities in transportation systems with highly flexible structures.