Accession Number:

AD0602876

Title:

NOTES ON THE DYNAMICS OF CARDAN SUSPENSION,

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1964-07-14

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Previously, the cause of free gyroscopic drift in a Cardan suspension during nutational oscillation was assumed to be the constant component of the projection of the moment of forces of the reaction in the fulcrums of the outer-ring axis on the mean direction of the axis of rotation of the inner ring. Moreover, it is well known that the motion of the gyroscopic axis is caused by the action forces of the inner ring on the rotor. Calculations carried out here show that the moment of forces of the action of the inner ring on the rotor and the moment of forces of the reactions of the base on the outer ring have different projections on the the mean direction of the inner-ring axis. Here, it is proved that the constant components of these projections are mutually equal. Therefore, inaccurate mechanical arguments in certain problems yield an accurate result. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE