Accession Number:

ADA018650

Title:

Solid Friction Damping of Spacecraft Oscillations,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A theory of solid friction damping of mechanical oscillators is presented. The theory is based upon a solid friction mathematical model previously proposed by the author. A summary and improved description of the general analytic features of the solid friction model are given as necessary background for the theory. The Coulomb friction damped oscillator is analyzed to establish an approach to the treatment of a simple friction damped oscillator. The approach is then generalized to treat a more general model of friction where the authors model is used to describe friction force as a function of displacement rather than velocity. The oscillator studied is a wire pendulum where solid friction enters via inelastic flexing of the wire at the support.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE