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Title: On the two-dimensional rotational body of maximal Newtonian resistance
Author: Gouveia, P.D.F.
Plakhov, A.Y.
Torres, D.F.M.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: We investigate, by means of computer simulations, shapes of nonconvex bodies that maximize resistance to their motion through a rarefied medium, considering that the bodies are moving forward and at the same time slowly rotating. A two-dimensional geometric shape that confers to the body a resistance very close to the theoretical supremum value is obtained, which improves previous results. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 1072-3374
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