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I am trying to figure out how to calculate the theoretical maximum angular velocity of a rigid object but I just cant figure it out. I trying to calculate Wmax for a cross shaped object rotating about the center point(+) in a clockwise direction. It rotates clockwise beacuse I placed 4 equal forces at 90 deg. angles, one on each end of the cross, creating a clockwise moment. I decided that the only way to calculate Wmax would be through conservation of energy. The total energy of the rotating object could only of come from the total amount of energy available due to the applied forces. (right?) So i used two equations to calculate energy. KE rotate = (.5)IW^2 and KE = (Torque)* (Theta). I have tried everything to try and solve this but I keep drawing a blank. I keep finding that Wmax will be infinite which I know is impossible. Any help would be greatly apprectiated. Thanks
Re: How do you calculate theoretical maximum angular velocity?
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