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Hi

I'm trying to throw together a concept design for a swing set which can convert kinetic energy into mechanical energy. In short I would like a swing set, using one way roller bearings to drive an output shaft but am unsure where to start.

If I have a mass (m), suspended at a length (L) with a angle of swing (θ), does anyone know how I would get to a point to calculate the RPM of a the shaft.

I am thinking I need to calculate the Kinetic Energy, Time taken for one complete swing (θmax), Torque and RPM???

Any help would be much appeciated. (I havn't included numerical units as they don't yet exisit, I'm trying to get the step by step process in place first)

Thanks

Mike

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# Pendulum into RPM?

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