Joe Galliera

Modeling chaos by a double pendulum in SW Motion

Blog Post created by Joe Galliera Employee on Apr 7, 2010

I was inspired by this YouTube video of a high-performance double pendulum: http://bit.ly/cjTjb0

 

The high-performance is in reference to the high-quality bearings used in this particular setup.  It takes nearly 10 minutes for it to completely dampen out due to friction!

 

So I created this model in SolidWorks Motion.  It's fun just setting the pendulum at different initial locations to see what patterns emerge in the trace path.

 

Model Link: http://bit.ly/a0h4zm

 

Double_pendulum_Image1.jpg

 

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