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Title:Motion of connected rigid bodies
Author(s):Carlson, Donald E.; Stippes, M.
Subject(s):Rigid Bodies
Body Motion
Connected Rigid Bodies
Abstract:This paper contains an analysis of a mathematical model of a missile which is initially at rest in free space and then fired. The model consists of three rigid bodies mounted on a common axis. The first body represents a "chunk of fuel", and the second and third bodies represent the rocket. The bodies are given initial spins about the common axis by an internal impulse with the first and second bodies spinning as one unit, then the first body is ejected from the common axis in the direction of the axis. By neglecting second order terms, the equations of motion are found and solved.
Issue Date:1961-08
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 599
1971-8627
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112322
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:Army Redstone Arsenal 61/08
Rights Information:Copyright 1961 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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