Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Faculty Advisor

Dimentberg, Mikhail F.

Abstract

Applying basic mechanical vibration theory, a kinematic coupling mechanism has been designed and built to use vibration to stabilize an inverted pendulum. The project required the development of a mathematical model of the stabilization effect, followed by the design and construction of a mechanism. The finished product was a functioning platform that may be used to demonstrate the principles of balancing an inverted pendulum.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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