1. Nov 23, 2007

### confused2006

Hi,
I have been sat in front of this computer all day trying to work this problem out.

A turbine rota accelerates to 60rpm from rest in 9 revs then the force is removed and it continues to rotate for a further 20 revolutions.

Basically I know the torque is 260Nm
I know the acceleration is 0.35 rads/s^2
I know the deceleration is 0.16 rads/s^2

I need to find the moment of inertia in kgm^2

And i need to find the bearing friction in Nm

2. Nov 23, 2007

### azatkgz

Did you try just use this formula

$$\tau=I\alpha$$

where $$\tau$$ is torque and $$\alpha$$ is angular acceleration.

3. Nov 23, 2007

### confused2006

What i didnt explain is I know the answer is 509.8Kgm^2 and I cant get anywere near it with any equation

4. Nov 23, 2007

### azatkgz

I don't know,but I also cannot get the answer.

Here's the my solution.

$$\tau_f=I\frac{d\omega}{dt}=I\frac{d\omega}{dt}\frac{d\theta}{d\theta}$$

$$\int_{0}^{20\times 2\pi}d\theta\tau_f=I\int_{0}^{1 rad/s}\omega d\omega$$

$$40\pi \tau_f=I\frac{\omega^2}{2}$$

when we have $$\tau_0=260 Nm$$

$$\tau_0-\tau_f=I\frac{d\omega}{dt}\frac{d\theta}{d\theta}$$

$$d\theta(\tau_0-\tau_f)=I\omega d\omega$$

$$9\times 2\pi\left(\tau_0-\frac{\omega^2}{80\pi}\right)=I\frac{\omega^2}{2}$$

$$I=\frac{18\pi\tau_0}{\frac{\omega^2}{2}+\frac{9\omega^2}{40}}$$

5. Nov 23, 2007

### phlegmy

ermm at a glance
torque=I*alpha + friction*omega

if it max's out at 60rpm (2pi rads/s) then alpha is 0
so 260nm=friction* 2pi

dunno if thats any help?

6. Nov 23, 2007

### phlegmy

also when you say that

Basically I know the torque is 260Nm
I know the acceleration is 0.35 rads/s^2
I know the deceleration is 0.16 rads/s^2

i'm pretty sure that the acc/deelertaion is NOT constant if you have friction which is usually proportional to velocity

7. Nov 23, 2007

### phlegmy

also, i dont know how to do that fancy maths typing!!
but

using o for theta
w for omega

T=I*Alpha +D*w

T=I*(d2o/dt2)+D(do/dt)

in laplace(if you know it?)

T=Ios^2 + Dos

lol i should really have put this allin one post, i'll look at it again if i've time later!

also its
i have been sitting,
and a turbine rotar

Last edited: Nov 23, 2007