Shapes and Dynamics of Granular Minor Planets: The Dynamics of Deformable Bodies Applied to Granular Objects in the Solar System

Shapes and Dynamics of Granular Minor Planets: The Dynamics of Deformable Bodies Applied to Granular Objects in the Solar System

by Ishan Sharma

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319821160
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2018
Series: Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Dynamics 3. Bodies in Space 4. Celestial mechanics

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