Rotation of Polygonal Space Structures
1990) Rotation of Polygonal Space Structures. Technical Report TR-90-20, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (
The free rotation in space of flexible polygonal structures about their axes is studied. The large deformation equations are formulated, resulting in a set of sixth order nonlinear differential equations. The governing parameter B represents the relative importance of centrifugal forces to flexural rigidity. Perturbation solutions are obtained for small B. The equations are also integrated numerically by quasi-Newton and homotopy methods. Forces, moments, and maximum deformations are determined for polygons of three to six sides and B up to 100. At very large B, the polygons deform into a circle.
|Item Type:||Departmental Technical Report|
|Subjects:||Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)|
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|Deposited On:||05 December 2001|