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Old Jul 1st 2018, 11:29 AM   #1
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Flywheel Inverted pendulum torque calculation

I started building my own flywheel inverted pendulum (i'm using a standard PID controller for the balancing).
I came across many articles regarding the differential equation of the pendulum.
Most article develop the motion equation using the Euler–Lagrange, few chose the Newtonian way.
What I cant figure out is the definition of the torque that all Euler–Lagrange articles made:

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ijg9tu2aj3t12w/1.PNG?dl=0


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https://www.dropbox.com/s/n09hxwwf51dbj4f/2.PNG?dl=0

Why is the torque for the wheel different from the rod?
why isn't the torque a single value given by the motor mounted on the wheel?

I would expect it to be the same torque only in the reversed direction like in a Newtonian development:


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https://www.dropbox.com/s/eog1da7j4d8tecy/3.PNG?dl=0

Please help
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