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Unformatted text preview: using pieces of flexible tubing T . Upon collision with a rigid barrier at A , a constant horizontal force F is developed which causes a car deceleration kg (the highest safe deceleration for a passenger without a seatbelt). If the car and passenger have a total mass M and the car is initially coasting with a speed v , determine the magnitude of F needed to stop the car and the deformation x of the bumper tubing. Units Used: Mm 10 3 kg = kN 10 3 N = Given: M 1.5 10 3 kg = v 1.5 m s = k 3 = Solution: The average force needed to decelerate the car is F avg M kg = F avg 44.1 kN = 244...
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This note was uploaded on 08/16/2011 for the course EGN 3321 taught by Professor Christianfeldt during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08