The combined dynamical effects of elasticity and a rotating reference frame are explored for structures in a zero gravity environment. A simple yet general approach to modeling is presented, and this approach is applied to analyze in detail the dynamics of a specific prototypical structure. Energy dissipation is included and its effects are studied in detail in a model problem. Bifurcations and stability are analyzed as well.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Applied Mathematics