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A formula1 car is capable of rounding a 100m curve at 120 km/h and its wheels are to be 1.5m apart. Calculate the maximum allowable height of its centre of gravity above ground level!

A formula1 car is capable of rounding a 100m curve at 120 km/h and its wheels are to be 1.5m apart. Calculate the maximum allowable height of its centre of gravity above ground level!

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Ashish Kumar
askIITians Faculty 32 Points
8 years ago
The torque of the centre of mass about the point of contact of the outer wheels with the ground must be greater than the torque of the centrifugal force about the same point to avoid toppling.So for maximum height of the centre of mass , mg 1.5/2 = mv^2/r *h (v=100/3 m/s)
h=0.675 m


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