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Re: Rigid body equations
Posted:
Mar 5, 2007 5:02 AM


In article <esdjgh$ooe$1@smc.vnet.net>, Robert Pigeon <robert.pigeon@videotron.ca> 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... !
Perhaps relevant is
"The Rotational Dynamics of Mir" by Michael Foale of NASA URL: http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/conference98/
See also
http://www.mathematicajournal.com/issue/v7i3/special/transcript/html/
and
http://www.mathematicajournal.com/issue/v7i3/special/html/index.html
Cheers, Paul
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