Falling U-Shaped Chain Model for Windows Publisher's description
from Wolfgang Christian
The Falling U-Shaped Chain model simulates the dynamics
The Falling U-Shaped Chain model simulates the dynamics of a discrete falling chain with total length L and n links. Each link is acted on by the force of gravity mg and by the link-link interaction. A freely falling object is released near the last link for comparison. The surprise is that the acceleration of the last link can be larger than g.
Links in the model are assumed to be uniform rigid rods with mass m and length L/n connected by ideal joints. The first link is attached to a fixed point and the last link is releases a distance D from the fixed point. A small damping coefficient b is included to allow the chain to equilibrate to its hanging position below the fixed point.
The Falling U-Shaped Chain model was developed using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double click the ejs_mech_lagrangian_FallingUShapedChain.jar file to run the program if Java is installed.
System Requirements:В· Java
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall