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I need to calculate the moment of inertia of this flywheel so I can calculate the torque I need.

T= I*alpha

Attached is an image of the flywheel the cam follower that will be attached to the shaft (left shaft in this picture). When calculating the Moment of Inertia, what mass do I use? The mass of the cam follower will be atleast 100KG (another load will be on top of that).

Can I just use I=1/2 * M*R^2

I will need a torque larger than what is required to rotate the loaded flywheel as the load will be variable.

Thanks,

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# Calculating the Moment of Inertia of a loaded flywheel

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