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G load?

  1. Mar 18, 2015 #1
    Good evening,

    Can anyone explain me G load? What is that (for now) in simple words? -0.5g? 2.0g? 2.5g?

    Thanks a lot,
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 18, 2015 #2
    If a body is experiencing an acceleration, then the acceleration of the body can be expressed in g's. The acceleration in g's is equal to the actual acceleration divided by the acceleration of gravity (9.8 m/s2). The net force on the body is sometimes also expressed in g's. A force of 1 g is the amount of force needed to accelerate it at 9.8 m/s2.

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