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On dynamics of double pendulum in airflow

Marat Dosaev, Yuri Seliutsky
Dynamics of two-section aerodynamic pendulum is studied. It is assumed that the flow acts upon only one section of the pendulum. Aerodynamic load is supposed to be quasi-steady. All equilibrium positions are found, and their stability is analyzed. Numerical simulation is performed. Parameter ranges are found where periodical motions exist, as well as ranges where non-regular motions exist. Obtained results are in qualitative agreement with experimental data.
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