Compound Pendulum |
1. Introduction
A rigid body with distributed mass able to freely pivot about a horizontal axis
'P' which does not coincide with the centre of gravity is called a compound pendulum.
Let 'G' be the centre of gravity and 'h' the distance of G from the pivot point 'p'.
The moment of inertia of the pendulum about the pivot axis is:
2. Analysis
To determine the periodic time of the pendulum's oscillations use:
David J Grieve. Modified: 10th March 2011, original: 13th November 2001.