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Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids

  • Dietmar Gross
  • Werner Hauger
  • Jörg Schröder
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
  • Nimal Rajapakse

Abstract

Objectives: In this chapter, definitions of the center of gravity and the center of mass are given. It is shown how to determine the centroids of bodies, areas and lines. Various examples demonstrate how to apply the definitions to practical problems.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar Gross
    • 1
  • Werner Hauger
    • 2
  • Jörg Schröder
    • 3
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
    • 4
  • Nimal Rajapakse
    • 5
  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Continuum MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Institute of MechanicsUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  4. 4.Computational MechanicsTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Faculty of Applied SciencesSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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