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My Elasticity Doubt

Hey guys. I had a question on elasticity which looked something like this.

We have small beads of mass say \(m\) and Mass of rod say \(M\). Now we need to find the extension in the rod after the beads collide with the the perfectly elastic rubber. Given that it rotates with angular speed \(\omega\) and

\(\text{Young's Modulus} = Y\) and \(\text{Area}=A\). [And if you need more variable you can take it. I think the given variables are enough]

No friction is there between the beads.

Now see my solution.


We have a rotating rod. So we will find out the extension for rotation (Say \(x_{1}\)) and for the collision say \(x_{2}\).

So is it that we need to find out \(x_{1}+x_{2}\).

Now we can find \(x_{1}\) easily as follows.

Lets take a differential portion of the rod as \(dx\).

Now the mass of the differential mass = \(dm = \lambda dx\)

As rod is uniform we have \(\lambda = \dfrac{M}{L}\)

\(\implies dm= \dfrac{M}{L} dx\).

Now We Stress= \(\dfrac{Force}{Area}\)

\(\implies Stress = \dfrac{dm \omega^2 x}{A}\)

\(\implies Stress = \dfrac{M \omega^2 dx}{AL}\)

\(\implies \dfrac{Stress}{Strain} = Y\)

\(\implies \dfrac{M \omega^2 x^2 dx}{YAL} = d(\Delta x)\)

Integrating from \(-L \rightarrow +L\) we get

\(\implies \Delta x = \dfrac{2M \omega^2 L^2}{3AY} = x_{1}\)

Now we have the \(x_{2}\) part.

For \(x_{2}\). Can we say that the force exerted by each mass on the rod is \(m \omega^2 L\) and then

\(F= 2 m \omega^2 l\)

\(\implies \Delta x_{2} = \dfrac{2m \omega^2 L^2}{YA}\)

So We can take \(x_{1}+x_{2} = \dfrac{2 M \omega^2 L^2 + 6m \omega^2 L^2}{3YA}\)

But i am confused if i can take the sum or if the beads play any role in extension or not.


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1 month ago

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Zuhair.... If we take lengh of the rod to be L then why should we integrate from -L to +L(instead -L/2 to +L/2). I also think the tension in the differential portion also depend on the mass and acceleration of the all small part of the rod to the side of nearer end of the rod . So we have to integrate and find out the total tension contributed to the differential mass as a function of 'distance from axis' and substitute it in Young's equation. I do not think the bead will involve.

Hari Govind Sekhar - 1 month ago

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Otherwise, is the concept right?

Md Zuhair - 4 days, 6 hours ago

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Oh yes sir. Thats typo error because I was typing without any written peice. So take lenght as 2L. Or else I will just edit it sometime. Can you please provide a solution if you didnt did it this way and your issues abput thte tension. Thanks

Md Zuhair - 1 month ago

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