# Problem 2: Dynamic Analysis of the Simple Harmonic Motion of a Pendulum

## Objective

The objective is to find the time period of simple pendulum of cord length 1 m,
released from an angle of 60ᵒ.

## Entities Validated

- Rigid body
- Acceleration due to gravity
- Revolute joint

## Type of Analysis

- Dynamic

## Reference

Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Statics | Dynamics, Twelfth Edition by Beer, Johnston, Mazurek, Cornwell, Self: 1357

## Model Files

simple_pendulum.mdl - MotionView Model

simple_pendulum.xml - MotionSolve Deck

## Graphical Results

## Result Comparison

Output | Analytical | MotionSolve | % Error |
---|---|---|---|

Time period of pendulum (s) | 2.153 | 2.15 | 0.1% |

## Conclusion

MotionSolve results compare well with analytical results.