HW3-S07 - Track width and CG height data for a Chevrolet...

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AEM 264-003/901 Homework #3 1/26/07 Due: Wednesday, 1/31/07 The six-step solution method, correct units and a reasonable number of significant digits (generally 3 or 4) are required for every problem solved in every homework assignment in this section of AEM 264. 1. The static stability factor (SSF) is a measure of a vehicle’s resistance to rollover while turning. h t g r v g a SSF C y 2 1 2 = = = The SSF is related to the track width, t (distance from center of left tire to center of right tire), and the height of the center of gravity, h . The SSF determines the maximum velocity, v, with which a flat turn of radius r C can be made without a rollover. The term g is the acceleration due to gravity.
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Unformatted text preview: Track width and CG height data for a Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Ranger, and Suzuki Samurai are listed below. Estimate the maximum speed, v , that each vehicle can turn a corner of radius 100 meters without rollover. Give your final answer in units of meters/sec and miles/hour (mph). Vehicle Track Width, t (inch) CG Height, h (inch) 02 Chevrolet Corvette 62.5 19.6 96 Ford Ranger 57 24.6 95 Suzuki Samurai 51.5 25.9 2. Problem #2.4.3 from Dynamics by Tongue and Sheppard 3. Problem #2.4.4 from Dynamics by Tongue and Sheppard 4. Problem #2.4.8 from Dynamics by Tongue and Sheppard 5. Problem #2.4.10 from Dynamics by Tongue and Sheppard...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course AEM 264 taught by Professor Parkermcinerny during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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