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Measuring Mass Moment of Inertia with a Bifilar Pendulum

version 1.5.0.1 (2.9 MB) by Matt Jardin
A Simulink® model of a bifilar pendulum for measuring mass moment of inertia.

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The bifilar pendulum is a torsional pendulum that can be used to experimentally measure the mass moment of inertia of a test object. A typical application is to measure mass moment of inertia of aircraft, especially small unmanned air vehicles (UAV). This model corresponds to the one discussed in the following article:
Jardin, M., Mueller, E., "Optimized Measurements of Unmanned Air Vehicle Mass Moment of Inertia with a Bifilar Pendulum," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 46, No. 3, May-June 2009, pp. 763-775.
This paper was also presented at the AIAA GNC Conference in 2007:
Jardin, M., Mueller, E., "Optimized Measurements of UAV Mass Moment of Inertia with a Bifilar Pendulum," AIAA-2007-6822, AIAA GNC Conference, Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 20-23, 2007.

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Matt Jardin (2021). Measuring Mass Moment of Inertia with a Bifilar Pendulum (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/15854-measuring-mass-moment-of-inertia-with-a-bifilar-pendulum), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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