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Precessional Motions of a Chain of Coupled Gyrostats in a Central Newtonian Force Field

[+] Author Affiliations
Dmitriy Chebanov

City University of New York - LaGCC, Long Island City, NY

Paper No. DETC2014-35590, pp. V006T10A042; 10 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 6: 10th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control
  • Buffalo, New York, USA, August 17–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4639-1
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


This paper studies the problem of the motion of a classical model of modern analytical multibody dynamics — a chain of gyrostats coupled by ideal spherical joints. The chain moves about a fixed point in a central Newtonian force field. The paper develops the equations of chain’s motion and then establishes and analyzes the conditions for existence of some classes of precessional motions of the chain, under the assumption that the barycenter of each gyrostat is located on the line connecting the points where it is attached to other gyrostats. The findings of the paper extend corresponding results in the dynamics of a single gyrostat to a case of the multibody chain as well as generalize some of the known properties of precessional motions in the dynamics of many bodies.

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