This paper explores the various analytical links between the free attitude motions of spinning bodies of the rocket type, and the system’s parameters. The system is modeled as an axisymmetric body with substantial mass loss, and special attention is paid to the presence of a nozzle on the system. It is found that the nozzle expansion ratio can have an important influence on attitude motion, the higher this ratio the better behaved the system.
Free Attitude Motions of a Spinning Body With Substantial Mass Loss
Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS. Manuscript received by the Applied Mechanics Division, Aug. 14, 2002; final revision, Aug. 12, 2003. Associate Editor: O. O’Reilly. Discussion on the paper should be addressed to the Editor, Prof. Robert M. McMeeking, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California–Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070, and will be accepted until four months after final publication in the paper itself in the ASME JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS.
Eke, F. O., Mao, T., and Morris, M. J. (May 5, 2004). "Free Attitude Motions of a Spinning Body With Substantial Mass Loss ." ASME. J. Appl. Mech. March 2004; 71(2): 190–194. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1653738
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