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Archiv der Mathematik

, Volume 76, Issue 6, pp 467–480 | Cite as

On the deformation of an elastic wire by one or two heavy disks

  • A. Aissani
  • M. Chipot
  • S. Fouad

Abstract.

In this paper, we consider the deformation of an elastic wire that supports two identical heavy disks rolling freely on it. One can expect that the equilibrium position of these two disks is such that we have them stabilized in the middle of the wire at the same level. In fact, we show that this result fails when the weight of the disks is large.

Keywords

Equilibrium Position Elastic Wire Heavy Disk 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Aissani
    • 1
  • M. Chipot
    • 2
  • S. Fouad
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de Mathématiques, Université de Metz, Ile du Saulcy, F-57045 Metz cedex 01FR
  2. 2.Mathematisches Institut der Universität Zürich, Winterthurerstr. 190, CH-8057 Zürich.CH

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