Accession Number:

AD0722003

Title:

A Mathematical Model for Predicting the Damping Time of a Mercury Damper

Descriptive Note:

Technical publication

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The mercury damper is a device for damping the nutation of a rotating body. This report explains how a mercury damper works, and derives a simple expression for the damping time.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE