Gyroscope Model DocumentsThis material has 2 associated documents. Select a document title to view a document's information. Main DocumentGyroscope Model
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Wolfgang Christian The Gyroscope model computes and displays the dynamics of gyroscope under the influence of a gravitational torque acting on the center of mass. The gyroscope is supported at one end and given an initial angular velocity component about its axis of symmetry and a component perpendicular to its axis of symmetry. The numerical solution shows the motion for all initial conditions including zero initial angular momentum. The model is designed to show the cycloidal motion (precession and nutation) of the gyroscope axle when the initial angular velocity is large. Users can very the position and radius of the spinning mass as well as the initial angle and can display the angular momentum L, angular velocity ?, and torque N vectors. A second window shows the elevation angle of the axle and the angular momentum vector.
Last Modified June 6, 2014
This file has previous versions. Source Code DocumentsGyroscope Source CodeThe source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Gyroscope model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.
Last Modified February 10, 2011
