The EJS Slipping and Rolling Wheel Model shows the motion of a wheel rolling on a floor subject to a frictional force as determined by the coefficient of friction μk. The simulation allows the user to change the initial translational and rotational velocities of the wheel, v and ω, and the mass, radius, and mass distribution, R, m, and C of the wheel. By controlling these variables, the dynamics of the wheel can be changed to show the sliding, then rolling without slipping, of the wheel.
The Slipping and Rolling Wheel Model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_mech_newton_SlippingRollingWheel.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. The user can modify this simulation if EJS is installed by right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Slipping and Rolling Wheel Source Code
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Slipping and Rolling Wheel Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and… more... download 61kb .zip
Published: February 4, 2009
Christian, W., & Belloni, M. (2008). Slipping and Rolling Wheel Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved September 5, 2015, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8606&DocID=992
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