Seminario di Fisica Matematica: “The dynamics of an articulated n-trailer vehicle”

Lunedì 4 Luglio 2016, ore 15:00 - Aula 1AD100 - Luis Garcia-Naranjo


Lunedì 4 Luglio 2016 alle ore 15:00 in Aula 1AD100, Luis Garcia-Naranjo (UNAM, Mexico City) terrà un seminario dal titolo: “The dynamics of an articulated n-trailer vehicle”.

We derive the reduced equations of motion for an articulated n-trailer vehicle that moves under its own inertia on the plane. We show that the energy level surfaces in the reduced space are (n + 1)-tori and we classify the equilibria within them, determining their stability. A thorough description of the dynamics is given in the case n=1. The main results of this work were recently published in Bravo-Doddoli A. and Garcia Naranjo L.C., The dynamics of an articulated $n$-trailer vehicle, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 20, 497-517, (2015).