IJAA  Vol.5 No.3 , September 2015
Collinear Libration Points in the Photogravitational CR3BP with Zonal Harmonics and Potential from a Belt
ABSTRACT
We have studied a reformed type of the classic restricted three-body problem where the bigger primary is radiating and the smaller primary is oblate; and they are encompassed by a homogeneous circular cluster of material points centered at the mass center of the system (belt). In this dynamical model, we have derived the equations that govern the motion of the infinitesimal mass under the effects of oblateness up to the zonal harmonics J4 of the smaller primary, radiation of the bigger primary and the gravitational potential generated by the belt. Numerically, we have found that, in addition to the three collinear libration points Li (i = 1, 2, 3) in the classic restricted three-body problem, there appear four more collinear points Lni (i = 1, 2, 3, 4). Ln1 and Ln2 result due to the potential from the belt, while Ln3 and Ln4 are consequences of the oblateness up to the zonal harmonics J4 of the smaller primary. Owing to the mutual effect of all the perturbations, L1 and L3 come nearer to the primaries while Ln3 advances away from the primaries; and L2 and Ln1 tend towards the smaller primary whereas Ln2 and Ln4 draw closer to the bigger primary. The collinear libration points Li (i = 1, 2, 3) and Ln2 are linearly unstable whereas the Ln1, Ln3 and Ln4 are linearly stable. A practical application of this model could be the study of motion of a dust particle near a radiating star and an oblate body surrounded by a belt.

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Singh, J. and Taura, J. (2015) Collinear Libration Points in the Photogravitational CR3BP with Zonal Harmonics and Potential from a Belt. International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 5, 155-165. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2015.53020.
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