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Pseudodissipative Systems I: Stability of Generalized Equilibria

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J. A. Walker

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208

J. Appl. Mech 55(3), 681-686 (Sep 01, 1988) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3125849 History: Received August 31, 1987; Revised January 07, 1988; Online July 21, 2009

Abstract

A class of mechanical systems called “pseudodissipative” is defined in terms of the Lagrange formulation of dynamics. Generalized equilibria of such systems are studied with regard to their stability properties. Both broad results and simple results are obtained.

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