Moment of Inertia
Moment of inertia of a body about its rotating axis is analogous to mass in Linear motion. If we compare equation of dynamics for Rotational and Linear motion, they lookvery similar.
In the above equations
) is analogous to Force (
) , acceleration (
) isanalogous to angular acceleration (
) and Mass () is analogous to Moment of inertia (
) about the axis of rotation.
he moment of inertia formulas of some commongeometric shapes are given below in the chart, where the axis of rotation is passingthrough its center of mass in most cases.
Moment of Inerta Formulas
Below are the Formulas for Moment of Inertia of some common geometrical shapes.
Moment of Inertia of Various bodies