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Generalized Variational Principles and Unilateral Constraints in Analytical Mechanics

  • H. O. May
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 304)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine unilateral constraints in analytical mechanics. Examples of mechanical systems subject to unilateral constraints are moving rigid bodies which may enter into contact and detach from each other. But unilateral constraints also occur when two satellites are connected by a rope.

Keywords

Variational Principle Reaction Force Differential Inclusion Nonholonomic Constraint Virtual Displacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. O. May
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  1. 1.Institute for Technical MechanicsRWTH AachenGermany

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