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Driven oscillator mechanism -

  1. Jun 8, 2010 #1
    The driven oscillator mechanism explains the swing of a child that drives it up higher.
    I am using the same mechanism with a double pendulum hammer.
    The hammer will increase its amplitude, and if so we have to stop it at its high point preventing it from flipping over.
    If we use a spring, it will accelerate the hammer back, increasing the angular velocity.
    I am proposing a combination of spring and load.
    I have a video at:

    I have friends simulating the device on Phun.
    The lock mechanism is importante and they are doing their best.
    Any help to have a computer simulation is welcome.
    Your comments and discussion is important.
    Thank you
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 25, 2014
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