Aspects of the Gimbal Suspension of Gyroscopes

  • Leonard Maunder
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


This paper is concerned with the effects of motion of the supporting member, including angular vibration, on a) a gimbal-supported platform, b) a two-axis gyroscope and c) a single-axis gyroscope, and with the effects of flexibility of the rotor-shaft on the vibration of a singleaxis rate gyroscope.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1963

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Maunder
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  1. 1.Newcastle upon TyneGreat Britain

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