Re: Rigid body equations

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg74004] Re: Rigid body equations*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 04:53:56 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: The University of Western Australia*References*: <esdjgh$ooe$1@smc.vnet.net>

In article <esdjgh$ooe$1 at smc.vnet.net>, Robert Pigeon <robert.pigeon at videotron.ca> wrote: > Does any one worked out the rigid body equations (in 3D) in a notebook? I > have to "simulate" the dynamics of an helicopter at work and most people are > using other systems. I prefer to work with Mathematica for reasons > that should be obvious to people in this list! But it is not for my > colleagues at work. > It will be an interesting challange to implement those equations in > Mathematica. At the end I will want to input some initial conditions (like > speed, trun speed,...) and get the dynamics (new speed, attitude,...). > Good references will be appreciated also... ! Perhaps relevant is "The Rotational Dynamics of Mir" by Michael Foale of NASA URL: http://library.wolfram.com/conferences/conference98/ See also http://www.mathematica-journal.com/issue/v7i3/special/transcript/html/ and http://www.mathematica-journal.com/issue/v7i3/special/html/index.html Cheers, Paul _______________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: 61 8 6488 2734 School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul