Saturday, 29 July 2017

On the stability of drag-along baggage...

For the past few years I had intended to analyse the dynamical problem then write a paper with the title  "On the stability of drag-along baggage..." to investigate why two-wheeled luggage can develop instabilities, which can be very annoying when rushing to catch a train, plane, etc.

But researchers in Paris have recently beaten me to it! Their conclusions are interesting and (at least initially) somewhat counterintuitive. I also found an earlier, related, paper here.

So, job done! Can strike this from the "to do" list : )