The effect of radiation pressure on the particle dynamics in ring-type N-body configurations

Authors
Citation
Tj. Kalvouridis, The effect of radiation pressure on the particle dynamics in ring-type N-body configurations, EARTH MOON, 87(2), 1999, pp. 87-102
Citations number
26
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Space Sciences
Journal title
EARTH MOON AND PLANETS
ISSN journal
0167-9295 → ACNP
Volume
87
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
87 - 102
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(1999)87:2<87:TEORPO>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
The paper deals with a simple photo-gravitational model of N+1 bodies. The motion of a small particle which subjects both the gravitational attraction and the radiation pressure is studied in a regular polygon configuration o f N bodies. The dynamical features of this model are investigated for a wid e range of values of the radiation parameters by mapping its equilibrium po ints and periodic orbits. The results show that for these values, radiation merely affects quantitatively the characteristics of the system, while it leaves unaffected the stability of the particle periodic motions and equili bria.