Homework H3.E - Fa22

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Bar OA has two components of rotation:

  • One component of Ω about the fixed J-axis.
  • The second component of θ_dot about the moving k-axis.

Write out the angular velocity vector ω in terms of the two components described above.

Take a time derivative of ω to get the angular acceleration α of the bar. When taking this derivative, you will need to find the time derivative of the unit vector k. How do you do this? Read back over Section 3.2 of the lecture book. There you will see: k_dot = ω x k, where ω is the total angular velocity vector of bar OA that you found above.

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