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High Pressure in Tyres, Won't Burst

  1. Mar 25, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    At sea level, an inflated bicycle tyre has an internal pressure of 600kPa. The atmospheric pressure is 101kPa at sea level. (1 bar = 100kPa). The question is: why won't the tyre burst?

    There is more pressure in the tyre, thus more force?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 25, 2012 #2
    On the free body diagram of a small part of tyre, what forces seem to be acting ?
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