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Transients in High Spin Gyroscopic Systems

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P. R. Sethna

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.

M. Balachandra

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

J. Appl. Mech 41(3), 787-792 (Sep 01, 1974) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423389 History: Received December 01, 1973; Revised April 01, 1974; Online July 12, 2010

Abstract

Transient motions of nonlinear gyroscopic systems with large conserved momenta or with rotors with large angular velocities are studied by asymptotic methods of analysis. The general results are applied to the study of a damped heavy top and a single axis stable platform.

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