In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Robert Pigeon <email@example.com> wrote:
> Does any one worked out the rigid body equations (in 3D) in a notebook? I > have to "simulate" the dynamics of an helicopter at work and most people are > using other systems. I prefer to work with Mathematica for reasons > that should be obvious to people in this list! But it is not for my > colleagues at work. > It will be an interesting challange to implement those equations in > Mathematica. At the end I will want to input some initial conditions (like > speed, trun speed,...) and get the dynamics (new speed, attitude,...). > Good references will be appreciated also... !
_______________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: 61 8 6488 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul