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Mohr circle of inertia-product of inertia

  1. May 8, 2005 #1
    I want to draw the mohr circle for inertia about some coordinate. I know
    moment of inertia about x,y coordinateas IX AND IY. Theory says that
    product of inertia is required. What is this product of inertia and what is its
    physical significance?
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  3. May 14, 2005 #2

    Andrew Mason

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    To avoid the blind leading the blind I will defer to the following sites which I think you will find very useful:

    http://isb.ri.ccf.org/biomch-l/archives/biomch-l-2002-02/00020.html [Broken]

    I found this excellent site that has a series of animations that will take you step by step through it.
    http://www.engin.umich.edu/students/support/mepo/ELRC/me211/flash2/coach_inertia_00.swf [Broken]

    Hope that helps.

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