I remember that it is very easy to find the neutral axis of a
symmetric beam cross-section, just locating the centroid and
intersecting a line of symmetry.

However, I want to find the neutral axis of an area which is non- symmetrical. Does anybody know off-hand what to do?

I am tryingto use the principle in image processing- if i see an object which can be rotated through any angle 0-360 degrees, i want to find the neutral axis of the object and rotate the image to attenuate inaccuracy in my recognition algorithm.

If anyone has a link that would be great, all i can find on google is symemetric examples- doh!

Thanks for any help, it is greatly appreciated. Adam

However, I want to find the neutral axis of an area which is non- symmetrical. Does anybody know off-hand what to do?

I am tryingto use the principle in image processing- if i see an object which can be rotated through any angle 0-360 degrees, i want to find the neutral axis of the object and rotate the image to attenuate inaccuracy in my recognition algorithm.

If anyone has a link that would be great, all i can find on google is symemetric examples- doh!

Thanks for any help, it is greatly appreciated. Adam