A Kelvin Theorem and Partial Work of Impulsive Forces

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A. P. Ivanov

Moscow State Academy of Device and Information, Moscow, Stromynka 20, Russia

J. Appl. Mech 64(2), 438-440 (Jun 01, 1997) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2787332 History: Received November 28, 1995; Revised May 15, 1996; Online October 25, 2007


A rigid body under the action of several impulsive forces is considered. A Kelvin theorem provides a simple rule to calculate the total work done by all impulsive forces, but it is not necessarily applicable to the independent work done by each impulse. It is shown that there exist two cases when the partial work can be determined by the same Kelvin formula. Otherwise, the problem has no algebraic solution.

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