Chaos in Attitude Dynamics of Spacecraft

  • Yanzhu Liu
  • Liqun Chen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-v
  2. Yanzhu Liu, Liqun Chen
    Pages 1-32
  3. Yanzhu Liu, Liqun Chen
    Pages 33-62
  4. Yanzhu Liu, Liqun Chen
    Pages 63-98
  5. Yanzhu Liu, Liqun Chen
    Pages 99-129
  6. Yanzhu Liu, Liqun Chen
    Pages 131-163

About this book


Attitude dynamics is the theoretical basis of attitude control of spacecrafts in aerospace engineering. With the development of nonlinear dynamics, chaos in spacecraft attitude dynamics has drawn great attention since the 1990's. The problem of the predictability and controllability of the chaotic attitude motion of a spacecraft has a practical significance in astronautic science. This book aims to summarize basic concepts, main approaches, and recent progress in this area. It focuses on the research work of the author and other Chinese scientists in this field, providing new methods and viewpoints in the investigation of spacecraft attitude motion, as well as new mathematical models, with definite engineering backgrounds, for further analysis.

Professor Yanzhu Liu was the Director of the Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Dr. Liqun Chen is a Professor at the Department of Mechanics, Shanghai University, China.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Yanzhu Liu
    • 1
  • Liqun Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering MechanicsShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of MechanicsShanghai UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Tsinghua University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30079-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30080-6
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