Accession Number : AD0673036

Title :   THE PRECESSION AND NUTATION OF DEFORMABLE BODIES. V: EQUATIONS OF MOTION FOR SPHEROIDAL DEFORMATION,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kopal,Zdenek

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The general form of the Eulerian equations for the precession and nutation of deformable bodies, is particularized for the case in which the deformation is characterized by spheroidal symmetry. This assumption (which is sufficiently general to embrace most cases of astronomical interest) enables one to separate the angular and radial variables in the volume integrals contained as coefficients of the deformation terms in the equations of motion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CELESTIAL MECHANICS, HYDRODYNAMICS), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, PRECESSION, DEFORMATION, GRAVITY, VISCOSITY, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, SPHERES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, ROTATION, TIDES, EULER ANGLES

Subject Categories : Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE