Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics

Shapes and Dynamics of Granular Minor Planets

The Dynamics of Deformable Bodies Applied to Granular Objects in the Solar System

Authors: Sharma, Ishan

  • Unique treatise on statics and dynamics of deformable solid bodes
  • In depth investigation of phenomena
  • Flexible approach provides valuable insights
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This book develops a general approach that can be systematically refined to investigate the statics and dynamics of deformable solid bodies. These methods are then employed to small bodies in the Solar System. With several space missions underway and more being planned, interest in our immediate neighbourhood is growing. In this spirit, this book investigates various phenomena encountered in planetary science, including disruptions during planetary fly-bys, equilibrium shapes and stability of small rubble bodies, and spin-driven shape changes.

 

The flexible procedure proposed here will help readers gain valuable insights into the mechanics of solar system bodies, while at the same time complementing numerical investigations. The technique itself is built upon the virial method successfully employed by Chandrasekhar (1969) to study the equilibrium shapes of spinning fluid objects. However, here Chandrasekhar’s approach is modified in order to study more complex dynamical situations and include objects of different rheologies, e.g., granular aggregates, or “rubble piles”. The book is largely self-contained, though some basic familiarity with continuum mechanics will be beneficial.

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eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40489-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shapes and Dynamics of Granular Minor Planets
Book Subtitle
The Dynamics of Deformable Bodies Applied to Granular Objects in the Solar System
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40490-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40490-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40489-9
Series ISSN
1866-8348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 354
Number of Illustrations and Tables
91 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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