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Banked Circular Highway Curve? Find friction

  1. Oct 3, 2004 #1
    A banked circular highway curve is designed for traffic moving at 65 km/h. The radius of the curve is 230 m. Traffic is moving along the highway at 35 km/h on a rainy day. What is the minimum coefficient of friction between tires and road that will allow cars to negotiate the turn without sliding off the road?

    I've figured out an angle which equals close to 20 degrees but from there I have no clue what to do. Any Help?
     
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  3. Oct 3, 2004 #2
    yeah, same question, i have a feeling a lot of uf people are visitin this site!
     
  4. Oct 3, 2004 #3
    Thomas Hall :smile:
     
  5. Oct 3, 2004 #4
    really? wow, i live in gainesville place.... but yeah, this crap is making me angry... we're trying though
     
  6. Oct 3, 2004 #5
    my bro's gf who is here lives in sled hall....
     
  7. Oct 3, 2004 #6

    Gokul43201

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    How did you get the angle ? Did you draw a free body diagram ?

    Resolve all the forces along a pair of directions, and use the condition that there should be not resultant force (in either direction), or else the car will slip.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2004 #7
    so have any of you uf people done any of the other problems on part 3? (of the 3 that are due tonight?) cause thats where we're strugglin the most, weve gotten almost all of the other 2 sections.... we have one more on each section... (the ant and the abc blocks with pullies)
     
  9. Oct 3, 2004 #8
    im over in Murphree Hall (near Fletcher)
     
  10. Oct 3, 2004 #9
    i got an answer of .14 and it's wrong
     
  11. Oct 3, 2004 #10
    you have an aol name ginger?
     
  12. Oct 3, 2004 #11
    hey, I need help here too, it's the only one I can't get
     
  13. Oct 3, 2004 #12

    Gokul43201

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    Show how you got that. We'll tell you what's wrong.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2004 #13
    you have an aol screen name greenman?
     
  15. Oct 3, 2004 #14
    Is 0.104 correct? (assuming it's online). Edit no I don't use AIM. I used to have it until I found out it was attached to Weatherbug and other such annoying malwares.
     
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  16. Oct 3, 2004 #15
    you have a aol name vsage?
     
  17. Oct 3, 2004 #16
    yes! how did you do it?
     
  18. Oct 3, 2004 #17
    yeah, greenman100
     
  19. Oct 3, 2004 #18
    UF guys, look at page 129, that will get you an angle
     
  20. Oct 3, 2004 #19
    its for 2048, lol
     
  21. Oct 3, 2004 #20
    that didnt work for us? the explanation you gave us vsage....
     
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