The motion of the 2D hydrodynamic chaplygin sleigh in the presence of circulation
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European Commisision's projectGEOMECH - Geometric Mechanics (EC-FP7-246981)
FCCA - Five Challenges in Computational Anatomy (EC-FP7-267382)
We consider the motion of a planar rigid body in a potential two-dimensional flow with a circulation and subject to a certain nonholonomic constraint. This model can be related to the design of underwater vehicles. The equations of motion admit a reduction to a 2-dimensional nonlinear system, which is integrated explicitly. We show that the reduced system comprises both asymptotic and periodic dynamics separated by a critical value of the energy, and give a complete classification of types of the motion. Then we describe the whole variety of the trajectories of the body on the plane.
CitationFedorov, Y.; García, L.; Vankerschaver, J. The motion of the 2D hydrodynamic chaplygin sleigh in the presence of circulation. "Discrete and continuous dynamical systems. Series A", Març 2013, vol. 33, núm. 9, p. 4017-4040.