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Simon Eugster


Sailer S., Eugster S. R., Leine R. I.
The Tippedisk: a Tippetop Without Rotational Symmetry
2020, vol. 25, no. 6, pp.  553-580
The aim of this paper is to introduce the tippedisk to the theoretical mechanics community as a new mechanical-mathematical archetype for friction induced instability phenomena. We discuss the modeling and simulation of the tippedisk, which is an inhomogeneous disk showing an inversion phenomenon similar but more complicated than the tippetop. In particular, several models with different levels of abstraction, parameterizations and force laws are introduced. Moreover, the numerical simulations are compared qualitatively with recordings from a high-speed camera. Unlike the tippetop, the tippedisk has no rotational symmetry, which greatly complicates the three-dimensional nonlinear kinematics. The governing differential equations, which are presented here in full detail, describe all relevant physical effects and serve as a starting point for further research.
Keywords: gyroscopic system, friction, contact modelling, dynamics, inversion phenomenon
Citation: Sailer S., Eugster S. R., Leine R. I.,  The Tippedisk: a Tippetop Without Rotational Symmetry, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2020, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 553-580

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