Accession Number : AD0607816

Title :   EQUATIONS OF MOTION FOR THE VARIABLE MASS SPINNING BODY,

Corporate Author : TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Thomson,William T.

Report Date : JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The motion of a body under translation and rotation is examined from the point of view of a system of particles having relative motion between particles, leading to a varying configuration, and undergoing a change in mass with time, where constraints may be imposed on certain numbers of particles. Such a procedure accounts for every conceivable configuration of the system and the possibility of omitting terms in the equations of motion are minimized. The equations can be regrouped to indicate contributions of the more familiar terms, such as rigid body, jet ejection, center of mass shift, and relative motion.

Descriptors :   (*MOTION, EQUATIONS), (*EQUATIONS, SPINNING(MOTION)), PARTICLES, MASS, MOMENTUM, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, MOMENTS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE