0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

An Analytical and Geometrical Study of the Dzhanibekov and Tennis Racket Phenomena

[+] Author Affiliations
Oscar Rios, Takeyuki Ono, Hidenori Murakami

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Thomas J. Impelluso

Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway

Paper No. IMECE2016-65570, pp. V04AT05A049; 10 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2016-65570
From:
  • ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 4A: Dynamics, Vibration, and Control
  • Phoenix, Arizona, USA, November 11–17, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5054-1
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME

abstract

We consider the torque-free rotation of a rigid body with three distinct moment of inertia values and angular velocity components. As can be seen in the Dzhanibekov and tennis racket phenomena, rotations about the largest and smallest principal moments of inertia create stable rotations. However, when rotating about the principal intermediate moment of inertia, an unstable rotation is produced that leads to the basis of this phenomena. In this publication, the above phenomena are examined and explained analytically and applied to a satellite system to observe the change in trajectory as the solar panels and reflectors are deployed. To begin the derivation, the Euler torque-free equations for a rotating rigid body are formulated using the moving frame method. The derived equations are then non-dimensionalized and a complete analytical solution, including an expression for the non-dimensional period, is presented. Second, we further look at the limiting axisymmetric cases and examine the effect as the intermediate moment of inertia is varied. Lastly, the analytical expressions are compared with the numerical simulation to validate the results. The complete solution is then summarized and shown to clearly prove that the conservation of angular momentum is indeed preserved in the phenomena.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In