Cantilever System

Cantilever System

 

in structural mechanics, a system (structural design) in which the cantilever is the basic load-bearing element. Cantilever systems are used primarily in the form of cantilever beams, cantilever-hinged girders, or cantilever-girder trusses. Cantilever-arch systems are widespread in bridge building. Multispan cantilever-girder systems are the most efficient. Their advantage over continuous one-span beams is their lighter structural weight. In comparison with continuous multispan beams, cantilever-arch systems are less sensitive to uneven setting of supports and effects of temperature. Multispan cantilever-arch systems are used over the largest spans of girder bridges (for example, the Quebec Bridge with a span of 549 m in Canada and the Firth of Forth Bridge with average spans of 528 m in Scotland).

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Since the investigated cantilever systems are considered to be undampped that is there is no element present that is consuming the vibration energy of the cantilever the system may be considered to be undergoing free vibrations and the governing differential equation may be written as shown in (1):