Accession Number : AD0697665

Title :   A NEW DESTABILIZATION PHENOMENON IN NONCONSERVATIVE SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I

Personal Author(s) : Plant,R. H.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A new destabilization phenomenon for nonconservative systems is demonstrated. It is shown that a double pendulum subjected to a follower load may become unstable when the damping in the system is increased in value. This unexpected effect is caused by interaction of internal and external damping mechanisms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DAMPING, STABILITY), VIBRATORS(MECHANICAL), EQUATIONS OF MOTION

Subject Categories : Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE