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Dynamic Imbalance Would Counter Offcenter ThrustDynamic imbalance generated by offcenter thrust on rotating body eliminated by shifting some of mass of body to generate opposing dynamic imbalance. Technique proposed originally for spacecraft including massive crew module connected via long, lightweight intermediate structure to massive engine module, such that artificial gravitation in crew module generated by rotating spacecraft around axis parallel to thrust generated by engine. Also applicable to dynamic balancing of rotating terrestrial equipment to which offcenter forces applied.
Document ID
19940000638
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Mccanna, Jason (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 18
Issue: 11
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
MECHANICS
Report/Patent Number
MSC-22021
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.