Accession Number : AD0657400

Title :   THE PRECESSION AND NUTATION OF DEFORMABLE BODIES II: THE FORM OF DISTORTED CONFIGURATIONS,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH MATHEMATICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Kopal,Zdenek

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : In the preceding report of this series the Eulerian equations for the precession and nutation of self-gravitating deformable bodies have been set up, with coefficients expressible in terms of the displacement components arising from deformation which may oscillate with the time. The aim of the present report will be to derive an explicit form of the equations which govern the deformations of self-gravitating viscous bodies in an external field of force; and to solve them in the particular case of a homogeneous compressible configuration of arbitrarily high viscosity. A possession of such a solution then opens the way for the evaluation of the coefficients of the generalized equations for the precession and nutation of deformable bodies, and to their eventual solution.

Descriptors :   (*MOON, OSCILLATION), (*CELESTIAL MECHANICS, OSCILLATION), GRAVITY, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, PRECESSION, DEFORMATION, VISCOSITY, MOTION, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE