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Old 09-21-2010, 07:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
Sometimes, resonant vibrations don't matter. e.g. if there's enough damping
for the vibration to die out before the next excitation arrives, if excitations at
that frequency are exceedingly unlikely, or if the frequency of vibration is too
high for humans to perceive.
Robert,

I'm trying to understand this whole matter.

I have seen wheels with 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10 and 11 spokes.

Beyond this it's too hard for me to count the spokes as they spin.

Presumably, all of these arrangements will run safely from 0 MPH, well up
beyond the highest legal Posted Speed Limit.

Since I haven't heard of any X numbered spoke wheel recall, can I presume
that whether through intentional design or blind luck, none of the issues you
have identified are likely to come up.

I tried to find an Internet site, blog, document, whatever discussing
wheel/spoke design, spoke cross section vs. number, etc.
Couldn't find anything.

Do you have any idea's for self-paced learning on this?
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