Accession Number:

ADA261057

Title:

Elastic Curves on the Sphere

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept., Sep-Nov 1992

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This paper deals with the derivation of equations suitable for the computation of elastic curves on the sphere. To this end equations for the main invariants of spherical elastic curves are given. A new method for solving geometrically constraint Differential equations is used to compute the curves for given initial values. A classification of the fundamental forms of the curves is presented.... Elastic curves, Geometrically constraint differential equations.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE