Rotational elastic dynamics

J. Baillieul, M. Levi

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The combined dynamical effects of elasticity and a rotating reference frame are explored for structures in a zero gravity environment. A simple yet general approach to modeling is presented, and this approach is applied to analyze in detail the dynamics of a specific prototypical structure. Energy dissipation is included and its effects are studied in detail in a model problem. Bifurcations and stability are analyzed as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-62
Number of pages20
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1987


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics

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