For the SCUDEM V 2020 virtual challenge, we received an outstanding distinction for modeling a bird perched on a bicycle wheel utilizing the appropriate physical equations of rotational motion. Our model includes both theoretical calculations and numerical results from applying the Heaviside function for the swing motion of the bird. We provide a discussion on: our model and its numerical results, the overall limitations and future work of the model we constructed, and the experience we had participating in SCUDEM V 2020.
Pophal, Miles; Zhen, Chenming; and Bae, Henry
"Using Differential Equations to Model a Cockatoo on a Spinning Wheel as part of the SCUDEM V Modeling Challenge,"
Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Journal: Vol. 23:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.rose-hulman.edu/rhumj/vol23/iss1/8