## The Amount of Joules generated by a car wheel travelling at 30mph

I am interested to know the amount of Joules created by an average size car wheel travelling at 30mph. Please could you let me know the calculation needed to work this out?

Thank you,
 why not use E = 1/2 m v^2 to get it? You know the mass of the car and you know its speed.

 Quote by Redvers I am interested to know the amount of Joules created by an average size car wheel travelling at 30mph. Please could you let me know the calculation needed to work this out? Thank you,
What makes you think that the car wheel is creating any amount of Joules?
What process do you have in mind? There is no known process for energy creation.
The energy may be transferred between systems and transformed from one form to another.

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## The Amount of Joules generated by a car wheel travelling at 30mph

Energy can't be created nor destroyed however it can be transformed from one form to a another. Lets say the mass of the car was 500 kg and the speed is 30 miles per hour which is 13.4112 meters per second so KE=1/2 mv-squared =1/2*500*13.4112 meters per second squared= 44965.07136 joules

 Quote by Karimspencer Energy can't be created nor destroyed however it can be transformed from one form to a another. Lets say the mass of the car was 500 kg and the speed is 30 miles per hour which is 13.4112 meters per second so KE=1/2 mv-squared =1/2*500*13.4112 meters per second squared= 44965.07136 joules
How would this answers the OP question about the energy "created by an average size car wheel"?
 Thank you but wouldn't you need to consider the weight of the alloy and tyre? The average car wheel weighs 15kg.
 Blog Entries: 1 I thought he said car, my bad.
 Mentor The kinetic energy of the tire is a small fraction of the kinetic energy of the car, as the tire's mass is usually a small fraction of the total car mass. As the tires are rotating, their kinetic energy per mass is larger, the value depends on the internal mass distribution: A solid disk would have 50% more kinetic energy, a circle (and nothing inside) would have 100% more. This assume that the tires are rolling and not slipping ;).
 Blog Entries: 1 In case of the wheel , lets say the mass is 15 kg so the K.E = 1/2*15*13.4112 meters per second squared=1348.9521408 J

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