I'm trying to include rigid body rotation in a problem I'm working on but can't seem to figure it out.
Two shafts oriented vertically are connected by a thin cross member of length [itex]R[/itex]. Holding one shaft stationary and applying a constant tangential load [itex]F[/itex] to the other shaft will cause rotation at some speed [itex]\omega[/itex]. Given the mass [itex]m[/itex] and moment of inertia [itex]I_z[/itex]. Is it possible to calculate the angular velocity?
Not sure what we need, but I believe it's going to involve energy.
Other than that I'm not sure.
The Attempt at a Solution
No idea. I've been thinking about the problem for the past couple days but can't figure out how to determine the angular velocity given only these variables. If needed I may be able to supply other variables (this is a overly simplified example to give you an idea of the problem).