Lets say I've got a 36" solid rod with an axis of rotation through the center of the rod and perpindicular to the length. I want to know, in terms of tension, what kind of force it expierences.

I thought I worked up an equation for it, but the numbers I'm getting seem to be a little bit askew. I googled it but didn't come up with the formula I wanted.

Basically I need to spin a rod

Alright well I've said enough. Let me know if you've got a handy dandy equation ...

I thought I worked up an equation for it, but the numbers I'm getting seem to be a little bit askew. I googled it but didn't come up with the formula I wanted.

Basically I need to spin a rod

*very*fast. Like I said, the axis of rotation is perpindicular to the length of the rod and in the center. I need to get as high a tangential velocity as possible without blowing something up to give you all a little background for this machine. I'm in the intitial design process trying to decide if it is even feasible to get the velocity I need in a mechanical system.Alright well I've said enough. Let me know if you've got a handy dandy equation ...

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