Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

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Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

Unread post by Robert » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:10 pm

I'm not a math, physics, or engineering minded type of person. I'm designing some crazy pedestal dining tables. I would like to know the tipping point of the the table and I know it has to do with the center of mass and the fulcrum point. Can TS analyze the table if I assign weight to the materials and tell me at what point it would tip?

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Re: Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

Unread post by Todd » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:41 pm

well your gonna wanna look under Dynamics to do that is all I can tell you. and you will have to tell it how to apply the force on the model it cant just give you an answer without some inputs. but unfortunately I am not well versed in the Dynamics functions and how to use them. :?:
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Re: Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

Unread post by olaio » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:48 pm

Hi Todd,

i think that you can use the "barycenter point" to have the center of mass of your table.

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Re: Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

Unread post by Mark Oostveen » Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:20 pm

I thinking you better use the barycenter. Than find the shortest arm from barycenter to the rotation line over wich it will tip the fastest. Now rotate the complete table around this line until the barycenter passes the line. That's it I think.

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Re: Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

Unread post by Robert » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:11 pm

Thanks guys that helped, I never heard of the "barycenter point" before, learn something new everyday.

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Re: Fulcrum tipping point pedestal dining table

Unread post by JuP » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:27 pm

Robert wrote:Thanks guys that helped, I never heard of the "barycenter point" before, learn something new everyday.
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