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Tripod Moment of Inertia

In the previous post, I demonstrated my methodology for testing the moment of inertia (MOI) for a tripod.  Initially, we were trying to make the assumption that the inertial mass of the tripod was irrelevant towards calculating the damping time of a vibration.  The data in this post suggests that this is not the case, […]

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Calculating Damping Time

So far on this site, we have focused most of our research on understanding the relationship between tripod stiffness and conditions.  Damping however, is also incredibly important but affects tripod performance in a very different way.  In this post I want to lay the mathematical foundation for the testing we will do towards understanding how […]

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