A dynamic model for the vibrational motion of an elastic beam-like telescopic member is presented. In addition to translation, the elastic member is allowed to execute large reference rotation. The Lagrangian approach in conjunction with the assumed modes technique are employed in deriving the equations of motion. The developed model accounts for all the dynamic coupling terms, as well as the stiffening effect due to the beam reference rotation. The tip mass dynamics is included together with the associated dynamic coupling between the modal degrees of freedom. In addition, the devised dynamic model takes into account the gravitational effects, thus permitting motions in either vertical or horizontal planes. Numerical simulation of a mechanical system with an elastic telescopic member is presented.

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