Reduction of a Gyrostat Problem to That of a Rigid Body

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T. R. Kane, B. S. Chia

Department of Applied Mechanics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 40(1), 105-108 (Mar 01, 1973) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3422906 History: Received July 01, 1971; Revised October 01, 1971; Online July 12, 2010


To determine the motion of a symmetric gyrostat under the action of a specialized body-fixed force, dynamical equations governing rotational motions are solved, and it is then shown how results available from a certain rigid-body problem can be used to complete the integration of the remaining kinematical and dynamical equations.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
Topics: Force , Rotation , Motion , Equations
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