On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Ron Soave <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- On Fri, 1/30/09, Jim Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Soave... you know this stuff! High school physics!
> It's actually a Lagrangian dynamics (L= T - V) problem on the way up since
> the angle of the bonnet AND the strut are changing (the bonnet hinge takes
> load also).
Only if its moving, right? If stationary, you don't have to get that
complicated. Just think how much more complicated we could make this if we
considered the disturbed air around the bonnet as it moves! Then it becomes
an Eulerian fluid dynamics problem too! ;-)
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