moment of inertia

15. I Moment of inertia of a branched cantilever beam

Hey there! I am working on a project concerning the mathematical modeling of nano-swimmers in a viscous medium. Assuming the nano-swimmers to be cantilever beams, the project involves calculation of moment of inertia of the said nano-swimmers. While calculating the moment of inertia of a simple...
16. A Questions Regarding the Inertia Tensor

In Chapter 11: Dynamics of Rigid Bodies, in the Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems book by Thornton and Marion, Fifth Edition, pages 415-418, Section 11.3 - Inertia Tensor, I have three questions regarding the Inertia Tensor: 1.The authors made the following statement: "neither V nor ω...
17. Confusion about moment of inertia

When a question only asks for the moment of inertia (of say, a T-section), do I have to find the moment of inertia with respect to both the x and the y axis?
18. Moment of Inertia of an Ammonium Molecule

1. Homework Statement The ammonium ion NH4+ has the shape of a regular tetrahedron. The Nitrogen atom (blue sphere) is at the center of the tetrahedron and the 4 Hydrogen atoms are located at the vertices at equal distances L from the center (about 1 Å). Denote the mass of the hydrogen atoms by...
19. Subtracting an Assembly's MOI -- Help please

It's been ages since I have done Moments of Inertia of complex objects!! :( Can anyone help?? Say you have an assembly like an airplane and you want to just get the moment of inertia(MOI) of the tail section and you are given the Mass of whole plane,mass of tail section, moment of inertia of...
20. Rotational motion: Conservation of energy doesn't work...

http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/rotation.htm#rolling I have set up an apparatus similar to what the above link says (the first bit about brass object with shaft). So basically, the shaft is in contact when the brass is first rolling, then it suddenly accelerates when the edge of...
21. Inertia tensor of cone around its apex

Im trying to calculate the principals moments of inertia (Ixx Iyy Izz) for the inertia tensor by triple integration using cylindrical coordinates in MATLAB. % Symbolic variables syms r z theta R h M; % R (Radius) h(height) M(Mass) % Ixx unox = int((z^2+(r*sin(theta))^2)*r,z,r,h); % First...
22. Effect of density on downward rolling spheres

1. Homework Statement If two balls, being identical in volume, but different in density (one ball is made of iron, the other of aluminum) roll down from an inclined plane, which will reach the bottom first and which will cover a larger distance after having reached the bottom? IMPORTANT NOTE...
23. Inertia tensor v.s pincipal axes moment of inertia

Is there a method to calculate inertia tensor form principal axes moment of inertia? Like now we have moment of inertia: (Ix,Iy,Iz)=(20,18,25), and hot to calculate the inertia tensor like (Ixx,Ixy,Ixz Iyx,Iyy,Iyz, Izx,Izy,Izz)? I have read about this page several times, but still have no idea.
24. Rod w/ Pivot and Attached Mass Pendulum

1. Homework Statement A solid rod of length L and mass M has a pivot through its center and is originally horizontal. Another mass 2M is then attached firmly to one end of the rod, and released. What is the maximum speed of the mass 2M attained thereafter? (Cornell 2009) 2. Homework Equations...
25. Moment of inertia of a half disk about an axis

1. Homework Statement Consider a half disk (of uniform density) with the flat end lying on the x-axis, symmetric about the y-axis (i.e. being cut into two quarters by the y-axis). Calculate the moments of inertia about each of the axes. 2. Homework Equations $$I_{rr}=\sum_{i}m_ir_i^2$$ 3...
26. Angular momentum changing as mass moves to center

1. Homework Statement A 25kg child is spinning on a merry-go-round of mass 150kg and radius 2m at a constant angular velocity of 1rev/s. The child slowly walks to the center of the merry-go-round. Treat the child as a point mass and the merry-go-round as a uniform solid disk, and neglect...
27. Parallel Axis Theorem Experiment

1. Homework Statement I am currently working on a physics experiment to confirm the parallel axis theorem. To do this, I have the following setup: In this experiment I change the distance between the centre of the rotating disc and the central axis. I record the time for 5 complete...
28. Finding the coefficient of kinetic friction on an incline

<< Mentor Note -- Two threads on the same subject have been merged >> I am a junior enrolled in IB Physics at the standard level at my high school. As a part of the curriculum we must perform an Internal Assessment (IA) which involves performing an experiment and performing calculations and it...
29. HW question w/ rotational kinetic energy

1. Homework Statement : A stationary horizontal platform is free to rotate about its vertical axis. The radius of the platform is R=1.6m and its moment of inertia is 660 kgm^2. A 43 kg boy jumps on the rim of the platform with the velocity 2.2 m/s tangential to the rim. What will be the angular...
30. Moment of inertia calculation

1. Homework Statement Kindly see the screenshot attached below for the question. 2. Homework Equations I=1/3ML^2 1/12ML^2 3. The Attempt at a Solution In the solution to this question, the moment of inertia of the hands (when outstretched) is taken to be 1/12ML^2 (combined). I think that it...