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Modelling the movements of a counterweight trebuchet while firing

Authors
  • de Jong, Robin (author)
Publication Date
Jan 31, 2020
Source
Wageningen University and Researchcenter Publications
Language
English
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Abstract

The counterweight trebuchet is a type of catapult from the late middle ages. This siege engine uses a swinging arm with a sling attached to throw a projectile. After lifting the heavy counterweight with manpower, all that potential energy can be released within a second. This made it possible to fire a projectile with enormous force. In figure 1 we see a drawing of a counterweight trebuchet. / Applied Mathematics

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