Experimental and Analytical Study of Free Lift-Off Motion Induced Slip Behavior of Rectangular Rigid Bodies

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Tomoyo Taniguchi

Tottori University, Department of Civil Engineering, 4-101 Koyama-Minami Tottori, Tottori, 680-8552, Japan

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 126(1), 53-58 (Feb 26, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1636785 History: Received November 08, 2002; Revised April 28, 2003; Online February 26, 2004
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Coordinates of gravity center due to virtual rotation
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Free lift-off induced slip test system
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Dimensions of the body and sensors layout (Unit: mm)
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Lift-off induced slip motion (at the beginning of the free lift-off motion)
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Lift-off induced slip motion (at the moment of impulse)
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Lift-off induced slip motion (while slipping induced by free lift-off motion)
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Contact condition of the bottom edges
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Angular acceleration during slip motion
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Horizontal slip acceleration
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Horizontal slip displacement
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Difference of lift-off angle during first rebound
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Angular velocity and lift-off angle
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Slip velocity and slip displacement




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