Accession Number:

ADA453799

Title:

Almost Poisson Integration of Rigid Body Systems

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK SYSTEMS RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

In this paper we discuss the numerical integration of Lie-Poisson Systems using the mid- point rule. Since such systems result from the reduction of hamiltonian systems with symmetry by Lie group actions, we also present examples of reconstruction rules for the full dynamics. A primary motivation is to preserve in the integration process, various conserved quantities of the original dynamics. A main result of this paper is an Ohexp 3 error estimate for the Lie-Poisson structure where h is the integration step-size. We note that Lie-Poisson systems appear naturally in many areas of physical science and engineering, including theoretical mechanics of fluids and plasmas, satellite dynamics, and polarization dynamics. In the present paper we consider a series of progressively complicated examples related to rigid body systems. We also consider a dissipative example associated to a Lie- Poisson system. The behavior of the mid-point rule and an associated reconstruction rule is numerically explored.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE