Galileo, Physics and SolidWorks Motion

Galileo and SolidWorks Motion

Galileo climbed 290+ steps in the Tower of Pisa to tests his theory of mass versus time.  I've been to the beautiful Tower, now leaning, it's a long way up.  What if Galileo had SolidWorks Motion to illustrate the path of a particle in a straight line or an inclined plane?

Student Andrea Baracco, Politecnico di Torino, under the direction of Professor Vittorio Vicentini, illustrates the work of Galileo and the Brachistonecurve, the curve between two points through which a body moves with SolidWorks Motion. 

Thank you Andrea for sharing your video, paper and SolidWorks model with the SolidWorks Community.  Marie

Paper:  Download Galileo and the Brachistochrone Problem

SolidWorks Model: Download Assembly

Video: Download Andrea Baracco on Brachistochrone Problem

 

 

Categories: Analysis, Mechanical Engineering
Tags: brachistochrone, inclined plane, kinematics, particle motion, physics, SOLIDWORKS, SOLIDWORKS Motion
Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education Portfolio, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Portfolio, SOLIDWORKS. She is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the SOLIDWORKS products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard