# EXAMPLE 4.3 The engine of a ship weights 100kg and has radius of gyration 200 mm.

The engine is supported by two bearings A and B as shown in Figure 1. The engine rotates at 5000 rpm clockwise seen from behind. The ship makes a turn to the left at radius of 500 m and at constant speed of 30 m/s, determines: i. ii. The magnitude and direction of reactive gyroscopic couple The magnitude and direction of total reaction forces at bearing A and B respectively, where the distance between bearings is 1200 mm.

Figure 1

60)(0..2) 2  40 kgm 2 M '  I .06)  1256.2 m N = 5000 rpm (cw) R = 500 m v = 30 m/s (Turn to the left) M' = ? FA = ? FB = ? Find:  2N 2 (5000)   523.  (40)(523.64 Nm Ω M’ R ω M M’ R Rear view R = Reaction force at bearing A and B due to gyroscopic effect (M’) .SOLUTION: Given: m = 1000 kg k = 0.60 60 60 v 30   0..06 rad / s R 500 rad / s  I  mk 2  (1000)(0.

6 m RB W  mg  1000(9.m 1256.64  1047.8 N .8 N A B FA =5952.2  4905  5952.2 N At bearing B: FA   R  R B  1047.81)  9810 N Reaction force due to weight: R A  RB  9810  4905 N 2 Total reaction force at bearing A and B: At bearing A : FA   R  R A  1047.12)  M ' N .2 N FB = 3857.2  4905  3857.6 m RA W 0.R (0.2 N 12 R Static force (due to weight): 0.