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Centripetal/radial velocity in a water tank.

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Mar2-12, 07:25 AM
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We are running an experiment where we pull a velocity measuring probe through water at certain speeds to calibrate it.

However, our linear motor broke, so we have to try and use our rotary one instead.

We've set the probe up so that it gets pulled round in a circle at a set angular velocity, but my question is this:

Is it possible to calculate the magnitude of the effective centripetal velocity that the probe would experience? i.e the velocity of the probe being pulled to the centre?

Would it even experience a radial velocity? I think that it would....but i'm not sure how we could calculate it so that we could remove it.

Thanks in advance
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