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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello!

How do I calculate the maximum possible rotational speed of a

This picture shows the plane of rotation:

http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/mcsullivan/PH117/CTs/CT-ParallelAxisThereom-IMAGES/HollowCylinder.gif

All I need to know is:

Tensile strength of the material of the cylinder

Radius

Density of the material of the cylinder

Nothing more, right?

Because the cylinder is hollow and thin walled it shouldn't be necessary to integrate, right?

Thanks in advance!

How do I calculate the maximum possible rotational speed of a

**thin walled**hollow cylinder? In other words, at what rotational speed will it explode due to centripetal force?This picture shows the plane of rotation:

http://www.ithaca.edu/faculty/mcsullivan/PH117/CTs/CT-ParallelAxisThereom-IMAGES/HollowCylinder.gif

All I need to know is:

Tensile strength of the material of the cylinder

Radius

Density of the material of the cylinder

Nothing more, right?

Because the cylinder is hollow and thin walled it shouldn't be necessary to integrate, right?

Thanks in advance!

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