This paper discusses the priniciple of several available methods to experimentally find moments-of-inertia of parts for a variety of sizes and shapes. The methods are discussed briefly and one application for finding the moment-of-inertia of a snowmobile is explained in detail. The method has advantages in being capable of locating the center-of-gravity in three dimensions and finding the moment-of-inertia about one axis without moving the object with respect to platform. Acceptable accuracies are obtained without excessive expense or time.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the meeting held April 21-24, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Newhouse, T C
    • Pavelic, V
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #75-DE-29
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM