On the instantaneous acceleration of points in a rigid body
Selig, JM (2011). On the instantaneous acceleration of points in a rigid body. Mechanism and Machine Theory. 46 (10), pp. 1522 - 1535.
This work re-examines some classical results in the kinematics of points in space using modern vector-matrix methods. In particular, some very simple Lie theory allows the velocities and accelerations of points to be found in terms of the instantaneous twist of the motion and its derivative. From these results many of the classical results follow rather simply. Although most of the results are well known, some new material is presented. In particular, the discriminant curve that separates cases with one or three real acceleration axes is found and plotted. Another new result concerns the chords to the cubic of inflexion points. It is shown that for points on such a chord the osculating planes of the point's trajectories are parallel. Also a new result is found which distinguishes between cases where the Bresse hyperboloid of points whose velocities and accelerations are perpendicular, has one or two sheets. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Mechanism and Machine Theory|
|Journal citation||46 (10), pp. 1522 - 1535|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2011.05.001|
|01 Oct 2011|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||21 Jun 2016|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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