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ME354AVibrationandControl

Assignment1

Forproblems1to6usebothforcebalancemethodandLagrangianmethodtoderiveequation
ofmotion.

1. Adoublependulumconsistsoftwobobsofmassm1&m2suspendedbyinextensiblemassless
stringsoflengthL1&L2.UseNewtonssecondlawtoderivefourequationsofmotioninthe
rectangularcoordinatesx1,x2,y1,y2.Then,expressX1,X2,y1,y2intermsoftheangles1and
2,eliminatethetensionsT1&T2inthestringsandobtaintwoequationsofmotionfor1and
2.

2. AcylinderofmassmandmassmomentofinertiaJoisfreetorollwithoutslipping,butis
restrainedbyspringk,asshowninfigure.Derivetheequationofmotionanddetermine
naturalfrequencyofoscillation.

3. Considerthefigurebelowofashipfloatinginsea.Here,Misthemetacentreoftheshipwhich
dependsontheshapeoftheshipshullandisindependentoftheinclination.Gisthecenter
ofgravityandhisthemetacentricheight.Derivetheequationofmotionanddetermine
naturalfrequencyofoscillation.Assumethattheshiphasmassmandmassmomentofinertia
Jabouttherollingaxis.

4. Writethedifferentialequationofmotionforthesystemshowninfigureanddeterminethe
naturalfrequencyofdampedoscillationsofthesystem.

5. AplateofareaAandweightWisattachedtotheendofaspringand
isallowedtooscillateinaviscousfluid.Iftau1isthenaturalperiodof
undampedoscillation(i.e.withsystemoscillatinginair)andtau2the
dampedperiodwithplateimmersedinfluid,showthat,

Hereisthecoefficientofviscosityofthefluid.

6. ThefigurebelowshowsauniformbarhingedatpointOwithspringsofequalstiffnessateach
end,thebarishorizontalintheequilibriumpositionwithspringforcesk1andk2.Determine
theequationofmotionanditsnaturalfrequency.