Ch 10. Vibrations Multimedia Engineering Dynamics Free Vibs. Undamped Free Vibs. Damped Forced Vibration Energy Method
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 DYNAMICS - CASE STUDY Problem Parameters Introduction Designers are testing a new idea for an amusement ride. The design is basically a large platform that is on vertical sliders and connected to a spring. The system is subjected to an initial displacement then released. If the designers are not careful, the ride may be to dangerous to use. What is known: mass m = 1,000 slugs spring constant k = 5,000 or 10,000 lb/ft initial displacement y(0) = -20 ft initial velocity y(0) = 0 ft/s Question What is the maximum acceleration the occupants will undergo during the ride? Approach Model the ride as a spring-mass system. Displace the system from its equilibrium position. Draw a free-body diagram. Determine the differential equation of motion using F = ma. Solve the equation of motion for the displacement. Differentiate with respect to time twice to get the acceleration equation.

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