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Stress field and spin axis relaxation for inelastic triaxial ellipsoids

Breiter, S., Rożek, A., Vokrouhlický, D. (2012) Stress field and spin axis relaxation for inelastic triaxial ellipsoids. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 427 (1). pp. 755-769. ISSN 0035-8711. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21970.x) (KAR id:72973)


A compact formula for the stress tensor inside a self-gravitating, triaxial ellipsoid in an arbitrary rotation state is given. It contains no singularity in the incompressible medium limit. The stress tensor and the quality factor model are used to derive a solution for the energy dissipation resulting in the damping (short-axis mode) or excitation (long axis) of wobbling. In the limit of an ellipsoid of revolution, we compare our solution with earlier ones and show that, with appropriate corrections, the differences in damping times estimates are much smaller than it has been claimed.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21970.x
Additional information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2012 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QB Astronomy > QB651 Planets, Minor
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Agata Makiela
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 17:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:26 UTC
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