Radius of Gyration

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

radius of gyration 1Radius of gyration, abbreviated as k or r, also called gyradius, is the distance from the axis of rotation to a point where the total mass of the body is supposed to be concentrated.

 

Radius of gyration Formula

\(\large{ k  =  \sqrt{ \frac{ I }{ A } }   }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ k }\) = radius of gyration

\(\large{ A }\) = area cross-section of material

\(\large{ I }\) = secont moment of area

 

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