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Title: Steady motions of a satellite system
Author: Asiri, Hassan M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3430 7973
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis considers two systems: a dumb-bell satellite which is a system of two point masses connected by a massless rigid rod, and a gyrostat consisting of a dumbbell satellite with a gyroscope attached. Stability of relative equilibria of the dumbbell satellite in two dimensions is studied, where two types of relative equilibrium are obtained, which correspond to two orientations: radial and tangential. The only relative equilibrium which is found to be stable is the radial position, and this stability is only satisfied when the length of the dumb-bell satellite is smaller than the radius of the orbit. The reduced energy-momentum method is used through the augmented Hamiltonian.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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