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Mass drivers. 2: Structural dynamicsVarious structural and dynamical problems related to both small-scale forces between the drive coils and within the bucket structure as well as the overall combined large-scale dynamical interaction of the bucket stream and MDRE (Mass Drive Reaction Engine) structure are examined. The large-scale dynamics appear weakly stable. Finally, MDRE operation in an inverse-square-law gravitational field is discussed and the required curved shape of the guideway is computed.
Document ID
19790024060
Document Type
Other
Authors
Arnold, W. (Hampshire Coll. Amherst, MA, United States)
Bowen, S. (Hampshire Coll. Amherst, MA, United States)
Fine, K. (MIT)
Kaplan, D. (Michigan Univ.)
Kolm, M. (Haverford Coll.)
Kolm, H. (MIT)
Newman, J. (Amherst Coll.)
Oneill, G. K. (Princeton Univ.)
Snow, W. (MIT)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Res. Center Space Resources and Space Settlements
Subject Category
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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