A note on Vibration and Washing Machines If you have taken a…

A note on Vibration and Washing Machines

If you have taken a sneak peak into a washing machine then you might have noticed that it has a concrete block inside (also why they are heavy).

Their primary purpose is to absorb vibrations caused by the rotating body (in this case the drum) and keep the machine stable.

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But this
begs the question of what would happen if it didn’t have the concrete
dampener. The above gif from the secret life of machines shows you exactly
that.

With no cushion to dampen out the vibration, the machine
propels forward from the unbalanced linear and torsional forces and
eventually breaks down.

Have a great day!

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Balancing of rotating masses