Dzhanibekov Effect

Application ID: 89531


The Dzhanibekov effect, also called the intermediate axis theorem or tennis racket theorem, describes the behavior of a rigid body with three distinct principal moments of inertia.

This simulation app can be used to test the Dzhanibekov effect in three different geometries, including a T-bar, tennis racket, and cellphone. You can also choose between the x-, y-, and z-axis as the axis of rotation for the object.

Learn more about the Dzhanibekov effect in the corresponding blog post: Why Do Tennis Rackets Tumble? The Dzhanibekov Effect Explained…

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: