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Homework Help: Asymmetric wheel design

  1. Jun 8, 2010 #1
    I am trying to find the answer to the below question if anyone could please help:

    How would the wheel on a vehicle react if the weight distribution was altered - ie, if one spoke was larger and therefore heavier than the rest? What would the likely implications be?
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2010 #2

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    Wheels get centered usually, by applying weights (1-10g) to the rim. If not at high speed you feel a vibration which with a bit of harmonical luck can be quite powerful, and can cause loss in traction.
     
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