Hi all, I need some help on how to select a DC motor for my project.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Basically, I want a 50kg mass to accelerate to ~1.5 m/s in ~2 seconds. So by F=ma, F = 38.1N.

Radius, R, of the wheel I am using is 0.0564m, thus torque required to move the is =FxR = 2.1Nm.

Using a formula I found online. Power = (nxM)/1350, where n=speed(RPM), M=torque(oz.in)

plug in the numbers with correct units. I got ~ 56 watts. So does that mean I need a motor of at least 56 watts?

I don't have any engineering background so not sure if I did these calculations correctly.

Thanks for the help

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