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What is banking of road and how to calculate it?

What is banking of road and how to calculate it?

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Chetan Mandayam Nayakar
312 Points
9 years ago

When vehicle go through turnings, they travel along a nearly circular arc. There must be some force to produce the required centripetal acceleration. Centripetal force is provided to the vehicle by following three ways.

  • By friction only
  • By banking of roads only
  • By friction and banking of roads both.
  • By banking of roads only:

    To avoid friction outer part of road is some what lifted compared to the inner part.



      Fig (29)

    From figure (29) NSin =  and NCos = mg

     From this we get, Tan =

    At two speeds car does not slide down even if track is smooth.

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