Vasily Nikonov
Publications:
Burov A. A., Guerman A., Raspopova E., Nikonov V.
On the use of the $K$means algorithm for determination of mass distributions in dumbbelllike celestial bodies
2018, Vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 4552
Abstract
It is well known that several small celestial objects are of irregular shape. In particular, there exist asteroids of the socalled “dogbone” shape. It turns out that approximation of these bodies by dumbbells, as proposed by V.V. Beletsky, provides an effective tool for analytical investigation of dynamics in vicinities of such bodies. There remains the question of how to divide reasonably a “dogbone” body into two parts using available measurement data. In this paper we introduce an approach based on the socalled $K$mean algorithm proposed by the prominent Polish mathematician H. Steinhaus. 
Burov A. A., Guerman A., Kosenko I., Nikonov V.
On the gravity of dumbbelllike bodies represented by a pair of intersecting balls
2017, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 243256
Abstract
The problem of the motion of a particle in the gravity field of a homogeneous dumbbelllike body composed of a pair of intersecting balls, whose radii are, in general, different, is studied. Approximation for the Newtonian potential of attraction is obtained. Relative equilibria and their properties are studied under the assumption of uniform rotation of the dumbbells.

Burov A. A., Nikonov V.
Stability and branching of stationary rotations in a planar problem of motion of mutually gravitating triangle and material point
2016, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 179196
Abstract
The planar motion of an equilateral triangle with equal masses at vertices and of a point subjected to mutual Newtonian attraction is considered. Necessary conditions for the stability of “straight”, axial steady configurations, when the massive point is located on one of the symmetry axes of the triangle, are studied. The generation of other, “oblique”, steady configurations is discussed in connection with the variation, for certain parameter values, of the degree of instability of some “straight” steady configurations.
