Generalization of the Kelvin-Kirchhoff equations for the motion of a body through a fluid

T. Miloh, L. Landweber

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Abstract

The classical Kelvin-Kirchhoff equations of motion of a rigid body in an inviscid, unbounded fluid are generalized for the case where other fixed boundaries are present. An interesting by-product of the derivation is a relation, new to the authors, between the direction cosines of the body axes relative to fixed axes and kinematic parameters of the angular motion of the body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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