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Amplitude of oscillation vs. velocity over a speed bump

  1. Nov 10, 2011 #1
    I'm doing a project based on the amplitude of oscillation of a car over a speed bump at different speeds. What is the relationship between velocity over the bump and amplitude of oscillation?
     
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  3. Nov 10, 2011 #2

    Chi Meson

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    There is not clear relationship between them. You are essentially looking at the effects of a damped oscillator. There will be a specific speed where you will get maximum amplitude, and less than that if you are above or below that speed.
     
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