• Support PF! Buy your school textbooks, materials and every day products Here!

Friction of suitcase on a conveyor belt

  • Thread starter Jasonp914
  • Start date
  • #1
7
0
A baggage handler drops your 10 kg suitcase onto a conveyor belt running at 2.0 m/s the materials are such that myoo (i think thats what its called, the coeffectient of friction) kinetic - .3 static - .5. How far is your suitcase dragged before it is ridding smoothly on the belt?


The only thing i need to know is if there is an equation for this i don't know of any that are relivent to this. Thanks you guys are great!
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Tom Mattson
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
5,500
7
Jasonp914 said:
myoo
It's pronounced that way, but it's spelled "mu".

The only thing i need to know is if there is an equation for this i don't know of any that are relivent to this. Thanks you guys are great!
It's not just an equation, you have to analyze the problem. This problem is a bit more involved than the standard Physics I problem because you have to use both kinematics and dynamics. You'll need to start by drawing the free body diagram for the suitcase and summing the forces.
 

Related Threads for: Friction of suitcase on a conveyor belt

  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
2K
Replies
3
Views
9K
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
5K
Top