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Find the maximum speed at which a truck can safely travel without toppling over, on a curve of radius 250 m. The height of the centre of gravity of the truck above the ground in 1.5 m and the distance between the wheels is 1.5 m, the truck being horizontal.

Find the maximum speed at which a truck can safely travel without toppling over, on a curve of radius 250 m. The height of the centre of gravity of the truck above the ground in 1.5 m and the distance between the wheels is 1.5 m, the truck being horizontal.

Grade:11

1 Answers

Shobhit Varshney IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 33 Points
7 years ago
Dear student,

For the truck to topple over,
Moment of centripetal force about outer wheel = Moment of weight about the same point.

\Rightarrow (mv2/r)* 1.5 = mg * 1.5/2
v = ?

Thanks

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