Some Gyroscopic Oscillations

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C. J. Thorne

U. S. Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, Calif.

J. Appl. Mech 28(1), 57-66 (Mar 01, 1961) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3640467 History: Received March 15, 1960; Online September 16, 2011


Consideration is given to the nonlinear terms in the differential equations governing the motion of gyroscopes under constant acceleration and a “correcting” torque. Unstable oscillations are noted when a correcting torque is present and the nonlinear terms are included.

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