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dc.contributor.advisorHartzell, Christineen_US
dc.contributor.authorLevine, Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-25T06:41:45Z
dc.date.available2017-01-25T06:41:45Z
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2F258
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19103
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the evolution of minimum energy configurations for the Full Three Body Problem (3BP). A stable ternary asteroid system will gradually become unstable due to the Yarkovsky-O’Keefe-Radzievskii-Paddack (YORP) effect and an unpredictable trajectory will ensue. Through the interaction of tidal torques, energy in the system will dissipate in the form of heat until a stable minimum energy configuration is reached. We present a simulation that describes the dynamical evolution of three bodies under the mutual effects of gravity and tidal torques. Simulations show that bodies do not get stuck in local minima and transition to the predicted minimum energy configuration.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEffects of Tidal Forces on the Minimum Energy Configurations of the Full Three Body Problemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAstrophysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledComputer scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAerospace engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolled3BPen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledasteroid simulationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcontact forcesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledfull three bodyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledminimum energy configurationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtidal forcesen_US


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