Tuomas Pöysti, a good friend of RopeLab, has written this article presenting his thoughts on analysing pulley systems.
The Transport Hitch can be used to tension and hold a load in a limited set of scenarios. It is an interesting study of physics and it helps us to understand the importance of friction. This knot
Pendulums present an interesting study of physics for rope technicians. A simple pendulum is made up of a point mass suspended by a string or rod of negligible mass. In rope systems, the mass of the swinging body
Most people understand that a load can be shared by two points. If the two anchors are directly above the load and equalised, they each feel half the load. Many people also know that if the two
9 am AEDT, 5 March 2016. RopeLab Members: do you have any niggling physics questions that you’d like to ask Richard to explain? Questions at all levels are welcome. You need to login to view the rest