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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I would like to work out the torque required to move an Airbus A380 along the runway to taxi it back to the gate after touch down. I want to look at using electric motors on the wheels to do this

Say the weight of the plane is 400,000kg, the speed required is to be around 10 m/s and the diameter of a single wheel is around 1.4 m

How would I calculate the torque or power required to move it? Sorry I just can't remember much about mechanics as an EE

Say the weight of the plane is 400,000kg, the speed required is to be around 10 m/s and the diameter of a single wheel is around 1.4 m

How would I calculate the torque or power required to move it? Sorry I just can't remember much about mechanics as an EE