DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.405-408.2399
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Abstract: A numerical model of three-dimensional motion of plate-type wind-borne debris in uniform wind field based on quaternions is proposed in this paper. This model can simulate the complex 3D spinning flight robustly and efficiently with rotational quaternions, which are also free from the gimbal lock that is associated with Euler rotational matrix. The predictions from the model were then compared with the results of another quasi-steady model, and good agreement is found. For the unsteady flow involved in autorot…

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