Model Description This training aid demonstrates the kinematics of multiple connected rigid bodies in translation, rotation, or general planar motion. This demonstration should take 10-15 minutes. Engineering Principle This training aid demonstrates the kinematics of a multi-body structure. Motion for each part of the structure is classified and discussed. A KNEX motor brings the training […]
This training aid demonstrates the rotational kinematics of a rigid body, the first step in rigid body kinematics problems.
This demonstration should take 10-15 minutes.
Overview This is a demonstration of the basic principles underlying the behavior of rotating bodies. A cylinder “race” is used to show that the closer the mass of an object is concentrated to an axis of rotation, the faster it will spin because it has a lower moment of inertia, which is a measure of […]