Do you know an analytical solution of this problem - a closed chain on the horisontal cylinder?
Mathcad Prime 5 two sheets (Find & Minimize) in attach.
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I published an article about a chain on a cylinder in the article collection of the Institute of Mechanics of Moscow University. This institute employs people who calculated the flights of the first spacecraft - Sputnik, Jury Gagarin etc!
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