May 18, 2012

EAS215 - HW7

Justin Drawbert

EAS215 - HW7
Justin Drawbert draw@pdx.edu May 18, 2012

Problem 16-2

Just after the fan is turned on, the motor gives the blade an angular acceleration α = 20e−0.6t rad/s2 , where t is in seconds. Determine the speed of the tip P of one of the blades when t = 3 s. How many revolutions has the blade turned in 3s? When t = 0 the blade is at rest.

Equations
α= dω dt v = ωr (1) (2)

Solution
Since α = dω/dt, we find ω by integrating
t t t 0

ω(t) =
0

α dt =
0

20e−0.6t dt =

−100 −0.6t e 3

100 ∴ ω(t) = 1 − e−0.6t 3 Next, by (2), we have v(t) = ω(t) · r 100 1 − e−0.6t (1.75) ft/s ∴ v(t) = 3 Solve using SAGE We can easily define this in SAGE with the following code1 :

(3)

(4)

1 Note to grader: this will be the norm from now on. That is for the most part, I’m just going going to include A my SAGE code and then typeset my answers. Actually, to be more specific, the SAGE-tex package for L TEXallows A me to call SAGE from within L TEX, so the type-set answers are directly from SAGE.

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May 18, 2012

EAS215 - HW7

Justin Drawbert

#given alpha(t) = 20*exp(-0.6*t) r = 1.75

#rad/s^2 #ft

#define omega omega(t) = alpha.integrate(t,0,t) SAGE gives

#rad/s

ω(t) = −33.3333333333 e(−0.6 t) + 33.3333333333 So ω(3) = 27.82 rad/s Next we define velocity v(t) = omega(t)*r #ft/s v(3) = 48.69 ft/s

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