It's been a long time since I've had to think about some of these equations. Hoping for a little assistance.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I have a track which will accelerate a cart using gravity alone based on varying angles of the track. The cart will be decelerated rapidly at the end by simulating a collision.

I need to create a curve that plots angle of track vs. deceleration force/shear force/g-force on the cart.

The length of the track is roughly 2.5m

The angles will be theoretically from 0 degrees to 90 degrees (upright)

For argument sake, the mass will be 0.01

Initial velocity = 0

Final velocity after deceleration = 0

Do not know how to calculate time of deceleration

Do not know how to accurately calculate velocity at impact

Do not remember how to incorporate the angle of track into above equations (Definitely do not remember my trig...how sad...)

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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# Need help with G-force question

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