Free Attitude Motions of a Spinning Body With Substantial Mass Loss

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Fidelis O. Eke

Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616

Tai-Chien Mao

Northrup Grumman Electronics Systems, 1100 West Hollyvale Street, Azusa, CA 91702

Michael J. Morris

Lockheed-Martin Space Systems Company, 1111 Lockheed Martin Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

J. Appl. Mech 71(2), 190-194 (May 05, 2004) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1653738 History: Received August 14, 2002; Revised August 12, 2003; Online May 05, 2004
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Grahic Jump Location
(a) Shape of ϕ(τ) for Scenarios (a) and (b); (b) Possible Shapes of ϕ(τ) for Scenario (c)
Grahic Jump Location
Model of variable mass system




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