Vibrated Pendulum With a Mass Free to Move Radially

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B. A. Schmidt

Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. 48859

J. Appl. Mech 47(2), 428-430 (Jun 01, 1980) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3153681 History: Received September 01, 1979; Revised January 01, 1980; Online July 21, 2009


This work concerns a pendulum made up of a mass and a weightless rod attached to a pivot. The mass is constrained to move rotationally with the rod but is free to move along the rod. Horizontal vibration of the pivot causes an inertia force in the negative radial direction which prevents the mass from sliding off the rod. Stability of an equilibrium solution is determined.

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