The apparatus is used for studying relationship between gyroscopic torque, rotor speed and rate of precession.
The equipment consists of a rotor with a motor, and a low voltage power supply and speed control. The rotor is mounted horizontally on a frame with two bearing supports. The rods with sliding weights are attached to the frame along the rotor axis to produce balance, positive or negative torque conditions. A tachometer measures rotor and progression speeds. The frame rests on a vertical shaft on bearings to permit progression. A guard with transparent front is provided for safety.
The top assembly can be removed for determination experimentally the moment of inertia, and nutation study.
- Gyroscope torque vs processional speed.
- Rotor speed vs gyroscope torque.
- Determination of systems moment of inertia and nutation study.
|Rotor speed||:||Upto 4000 rpm.|
|Precession speed||:||Upto 60 rpm.|
|Portable tachometer||:||1 ea for rotor speed.|
|Stop watch||:||1 ea for precession speed.|
|Balancing weights||:||1 lot.|
|Steel ruler||:||1 ea.|
|Power supply||:||220V 1Ph 50 Hz. Other power supply is available on request.|
|Net (unpacked) shipping dimensions WxLxH||:||51 x 51 x 40 cm|
|Net Weight||:||Approx. 30 kg|