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How can I calculate the impact of moving lever at constant velocity motion with mass at rest with spring and damper in point of contact?

Question asked by Ashesh Shrestha on Jun 12, 2018

I have a lever and it is rotating at 10 deg / sec. When the lever is at -20 degree from horizontal, a mass(at rest) of 10 kg is attached on rotating lever. There is a spring of known spring constant and frictional damper of known coefficient.


I know a lever will flex depending on its rigidity and spring will somewhat soften the impact. But how do I calculate how the force will vary to rotate the lever at constant angular velocity and how spring will dampen the impact and max acceleration at a time.


Just show me the direction how I should begin.