Chaotic motions in the dynamics of space tethered systems. 2. Mechanical image of the phenomenon.

1Pirozhenko, AV
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipro, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2001, 7 ;(2-3):090-099
Section: Spacecrafts and Payloads
Publication Language: Russian
Abstract: 
The determined-chaos phenomenon in the dynamics of space tethered systems is studied by the numerical integration of the model problem equations of motion of an orbital pendulum with a periodically varying boom length. The energy variations in the pendulum oscillations are estimated and of individual trajectories and their sets are qualitatively analysed. A mechanical image of random regimes of motion is constructed, and it is used to analyse the essence of the phenomenon.
Keywords: essence of the phenomenon, model problem, space tethered systems
References: 
1. Zaslavsky G. M., Sagdeev R. Z. Introduction to nonlinear physics: From pendulum to turbulence and chaos, 368 p. (Nauka, Moscow, 1986) [in Russian].

2.  Pirozhenko A. V. Chaotic motions in the dynamics of space tethered systems. 1. Analysis of the problem. Kosm. nauka tehnol., 7 (2-3), 83—89 (2001) [in Russian].