Motion Relative to Rotating Axes

Monday, March 13, 2017

2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

221 Randolph Hall

Mr. Tariq Abuhamdia
Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


I will develop based on simple relative velocity and acceleration ideas the kinematic equations of motion for a particle moving with respect to rotating axes. The presentation is directed to sophomore students with very basic background in physics. The development will carefully treat the Coriolis Acceleration concept in depth and try to bring the concept closer to the understanding of the students.


Received BSc of Mechatronics from Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) in 2005, and worked as Vibrations lab instructor from 2005-2006. After that, received Fulbright scholarship to pursue Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle. Upon completing the MSc in 2008, moved to the West Bank and worked as instructor in Mechanical Engineering in PPU until 2009, then moved to Birzeit University and stayed there until 2012. In 2012, joined the Center for Tire Research in Virginia tech in a PhD position. In 2016, received MSc in mathematics from Virginia Tech, and is receiving the PhD degree in Spring 2017.