GRAVITATIONAL HOROLOGE WITH INTERACTIVE KINEMATICS
It is the first project the Republic of Moldova (no. 516938 / P15, approved in 2005), funded by the European Physical Society and realized at TUM.
The totality of the work of the project: exclusively students and doctorates, teaching staff, and engineers-graduates of the TUM performed concept and design, development of technologies for manufacturing and intermediate testing, engineering calculation and computer simulation, as well as components fabrication.
Foucault pendulum, installed in 1851 in the Pantheon in Paris at the indication of Napoleon III, after, due to the inquisitive spirit of humanity, has spread in many countries, both in the northern and the south hemisphere of the Earth planet.
The existing Foucault pendulums are based on the same functional principle, being distinguished between them by technical parameters and the interior decoration of the sites where they are installed. Foucault pendulum – Gravitational Horologe with interactive kinematics elaborated at TUM, as structure, represents a conceptual development of the classical system and allows the precise registration of rotation of the Earth and the geographical position of the Republic of Moldova into a fixed astronomical coordinates system.
In the place of its location (latitude 47 ° 01’45 “administrative body of TUM) the Foucault Pendulum – Gravitational Horologe, due to the interactive kinematics, will continuously indicate the movement of the Earth’s rotation marked by the apparent oscillation plan with the angular speed 10 ° 58’31 “/ hour, local time and generated by the rotation of the Earth. At TUM has already been initiated a research program using interactive kinematics possibilities of the Foucault Pendulum – Gravitational Horologe to identify alleged deviations of the oscillation plan during eclipses of the moon and sun – a phenomenon that would hypothetically answer some questions about the causes of natural disasters, especially of earthquakes.