van der Heijden, G;
Instability of a whirling conducting rod in the presence of a magnetic field. application to the problem of space tethers.
Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Vol 6, Pts A-C.
(pp. 35 - 44).
AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
We study the effect of a magnetic field on the behaviour of a slender conducting elastic structure subject to end forces. Both statical (buckling) and dynamical (whirling) instability are considered and five also compute post-buckling configurations. The theory used is the geometrically exact Cosserat rod theory the consider two types of boundary conditions: the traditional welded boundary conditions (for tether-like applications) and a novel set of boundary conditions that give rise to exact helical post-buckling solutions. Our results are relevant for current designs of electrodynamic space tethers and potentially for future applications in nano- and molecular wires.
|Title:||Instability of a whirling conducting rod in the presence of a magnetic field. application to the problem of space tethers|
|Event:||5th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control|
|Location:||Long Beach, CA|
|Dates:||2005-09-24 - 2005-09-28|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
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