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Gravitational Wave Induced Vibrations of Slender Structures in Space.

Tucker, Robin W. and Wang, Charles (2003) Gravitational Wave Induced Vibrations of Slender Structures in Space. General Relativity and Gravitation, 35 (12). pp. 2137-2158. ISSN 0001-7701

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Abstract

This paper explores the interaction of weak gravitational fields with slender elastic materials in space and estimates their sensitivities for the detection of gravitational waves with frequencies between 10–4 and 1 Hz. The dynamic behaviour of such slender structures is ideally suited to analysis by the simple theory of Cosserat rods. Such a description offers a clean conceptual separation of the vibrations induced by bending, shear, twist and extension and the response to gravitational tidal accelerations can be reliably estimated in terms of the constitutive properties of the structure. The sensitivity estimates are based on a truncation of the theory in the presence of thermally induced homogeneous Gaussian stochastic forces.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: General Relativity and Gravitation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gravitational waves - general relativity - slender structures in orbit
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 10467
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 15 Jul 2008 14:04
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10467

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