(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The support of a pendulum has an oscillatory

vertical motion. Set up the equation of

motion for it and analyse the motion for different

values of the parameters. Will there be particular

frequences of the motion of the support that cause

particular effects? Is it for instance possible to

have the inverted position as a stable equilibrium?

this is an open-ended problem, so we can make stuff up! We are to analys the equation of motion in matlab, using ode45. We call the lenght of the string attached to the pendulum for l. The mass of the Pendulum is m, the movable support and string is massless, there is no friction.

We call the angle that the pendulum makes with the equilibrium line theta and we describe the motion of the support with Asin(phi)/2.

2. Relevant equations

L=T-V

T=(m*xdot^2+m*ydot^2)/2, V=mgy.

3. The attempt at a solution

Okey so we start out with trying to express y and x in terms of phi and theta. We got that

y=l(1-cos(theta))+(1+sin(phi))*A/2.

This will make it so that when the support is at its lowest and theta=0 then y=0.

x=lsin(theta)

This gives us the Lagrangian:

L=(l^2*thetadot^2*cos(theta)^2+(l*thetadot*sin(theta)+A*phidot*cos(phi)/2)^2)*m/2-mg(l(1-cos(theta))+(1+sin(phi))*A/2)

Ok so we are really uncertain if this is correct, would really appreciate if someone could check if it is.

Sorry for not using LaTeX, dont know how to. Thanks in advance!

PS this is due tomorrow!

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# Homework Help: Pendulum attached to oscillating support

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