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A gyroscope consisting of a rotating wheel in a rigid case.

gy′ro·stat′ic adj.
gy′ro·stat′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˈdʒaɪ rəˌstæt)

a modified gyroscope consisting of a rotating wheel pivoted within a rigid case.
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Salarieh, "Ricci-based chaos analysis for roto-translatory motion of a Kelvin-type gyrostat satellite," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, vol.
Aghababa, "Adaptive finite-time stabilization of uncertain non-autonomous chaotic electromechanical gyrostat systems with unknown parameters," Mechanics Research Communications, vol.
The basic G-model is the Volterra gyrostat [20, 21], a classical system, which admits various mechanical and fluid dynamical interpretations and can be written [22] as
The simplest Volterra gyrostat (r = b = c = 0 in (3)) in a forced regime, that is, with added constant forcing and linear friction,
Note first that the Lorenz (1963) model was shown (Gluhovsky 1982) to be equivalent to the simplest Volterra gyrostat in a forced, dissipative regime.
Tong (2009) presents a broader discussion of gyrostat analogies in physics.
Liu, "Global chaos synchronization of electro-mechanical gyrostat systems via variable substitution control," Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, vol.