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B.S. Bardin and A.A. Savin, "The stability of the plane periodic motions of a symmetrical rigid body with a fixed point," J. Appl. Math. Mech. 77 (6), 578-587 (2013)
Year 2013 Volume 77 Issue 6 Pages 578-587
Title The stability of the plane periodic motions of a symmetrical rigid body with a fixed point
Author(s) B.S. Bardin (Moscow, Russia,
A.A. Savin (Moscow, Russia)
Abstract A rigorous non-linear analysis of the orbital stability of plane periodic motions (pendulum oscillations and rotations) of a dynamically symmetrical heavy rigid body with one fixed point is carried out. It is assumed that the principal moments of inertia of the rigid body, calculated for the fixed point, are related by the same equation as in the Kovalevskaya case, but here no limitations are imposed on the position of the mass centre of the body. In the case of oscillations of small amplitude and in the case of rotations with high angular velocities, when it is possible to introduce a small parameter, the orbital stability is investigated analytically. For arbitrary values of the parameters, the non-linear problem of orbital stability is reduced to an analysis of the stability of a fixed point of the simplectic mapping, generated by the system of equations of perturbed motion. The simplectic mapping coefficients are calculated numerically, and from their values, using well-known criteria, conclusions are drawn regarding the orbital stability or instability of the periodic motion. It is shown that, when the mass centre lies on the axis of dynamic symmetry (the case of Lagrange integrability), the well-known stability criteria are inapplicable. In this case, the orbital instability of the periodic motions is proved using Chetayev's theorem. The results of the analysis are presented in the form of stability diagrams in the parameter plane of the problem.
Received 9 July 2013
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