Accession Number:

AD0689111

Title:

THE REACTION OF A RIGID BODY TO A UNIFORM FORCE FIELD.

Descriptive Note:

Masters thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a method for determining the forces of reaction of a stationary, rigid body to a uniform, external, force field. The forces produces rotation. The results of the paper are applicable to general Newtonian force fields including electromagnetic and gravitational fields. Typically, the method can be used to determine the torque on a satellite from the earths magnetic field. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE