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Damping & rotation

  1. Sep 9, 2006 #1
    I've been doing experiments investigating rolling objects, and have noticed some interesting facts about energy loss. The loss is significantly greater than I would imagine, and I am having difficulty finding the source of such energy loss.

    I'm investigating several possible causes at the moment, and was wondering if anyone knows whether there is some sort of a damping effect that occurs within rolling objects that could account for some of this loss.

    Please, if you have knowledge of this, or have other suggestions on this matter then feel free to reply.
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  3. Sep 9, 2006 #2


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    Have you taken rolling friction into account?
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