Tides and Dumbbell Dynamics

    2022, Volume 27, Number 3, pp.  369-380

    Author(s): Scoppola B., Troiani A., Veglianti M.

    We discuss a model describing the effects of tidal dissipation on the satellite’s orbit in the two-body problem. Tidal bulges are described in terms of a dumbbell, coupled to the rotation by a dissipative interaction. The assumptions on this dissipative coupling turn out to be crucial in the evolution of the system.
    Keywords: two-body problem, tidal dissipation, tides, dumbbell dynamics
    Citation: Scoppola B., Troiani A., Veglianti M., Tides and Dumbbell Dynamics, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2022, Volume 27, Number 3, pp. 369-380

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