#### Question

A 14.5 kg mass, fastened to the end of a steel wire of unstretched length 1.0 m, is whirled in a vertical circle with an angular velocity of 2 rev/s at the bottom of the circle. The cross-sectional area of the wire is 0.065 cm^{2}. Calculate the elongation of the wire when the mass is at the lowest point of its path.

#### Solution 1

Mass, *m* = 14.5 kg

Length of the steel wire, *l* = 1.0 m

Angular velocity, *ω* = 2 rev/s = 2 × 2π rad/s = 12.56 rad/s

Cross-sectional area of the wire, *a* = 0.065 cm^{2} = 0.065 × 10^{-4} m^{2}

Let Δ*l* be the elongation of the wire when the mass is at the lowest point of its path.

When the mass is placed at the position of the vertical circle, the total force on the mass is:

*F* = *m*g + *mlω*^{2}

= 14.5 × 9.8 + 14.5 × 1 × (12.56)^{2}

= 2429.53 N

Young's modulus = Stress/Strain

`Y = (F/A)/trianglel = F/A l/trianglel`

`:.trianglel = (Fl)/(AY)`

Young’s modulus for steel = 2 × 10^{11} Pa

`trianglel = (2429.53xx1)/(0.065xx10^(-4)xx2xx10^11)`

`=>trianglel = 1.87 xx 10^(-3) m`

Hence, the elongation of the wire is 1.87 × 10^{–3} m.

#### Solution 2

Here, m = 14.5 kg; l = r = 1 m; v = 2 rps; A = 0.065 x 10^{-4} m^{2} Total pulling force on mass, when it is at the lowest position of the vertical circle is F = mg + mr w^{2} = mg + mr 4,π^{2} v^{2}

`=14.5 xx 9.8 + 14.5 xx 1 xx 4 xx (22/7)^2 xx 2^2`

=142.1 + 2291.6 = 2433.9 N

`Y = F/A xx l/(trianglel)`

or `trianglel = (Fl)/(AY)= (2433.7xx1)/(0.065 xx 10^(-4)xx(2xx10^11)) = 1.87 xx 10^(-3) m = 1.87 m`