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 needhelp83 Nov12-06 09:58 AM

Determining torque required

Problem 2) What is the angular momentum of a 2.8 kg uniform cylindrical grinding wheel of radius 18 cm when rotating at 1500 rpm?
b) How much torque is required to stop it in 7.0 s?

I = 1/2mr2
I = 1/2(2.8 kg)(.18 m)2 = 0.04536 kgm2

L = Iw = (0.04536 kgm2)(157.08 rad/s) = 7.13 kgm2/s

I have determined the angular momentum, but I am unsure of how to determine the torque required to stop it in 7 s

How do you determine this with the torque formula and time involved? Any help?

 P3X-018 Nov12-06 10:10 AM

The definition of torque is

$$\mathbf\tau = \frac{d\mathbf{\mathrm L}}{dt}$$

If you want to change the angular momentum from your value to 0, then the average torque over 7 s most then be?

 needhelp83 Nov12-06 11:41 AM

t=(7.13 kgm^2/s)/7.0 s=1.02 kgm^2

Better?

 timmy Nov12-06 12:09 PM

hmm....well you know the initial angular velocity ''157.08 rad/s''. I would say you need to calculate the angular deceleration of the spinning wheel from 157.08 r/s to 0 r/s in 7 secs using W(final)=W(initial)+a^t. I make the angular deceleration 22.44 rad s-2.

Then using the formula T=I x a......cha ching !

 needhelp83 Nov12-06 01:12 PM

w=w0+at
0=157.08+a(7)
-157.08=7a