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Homework Help: Planar Kinematics of a Rigid Body

  1. May 8, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A truck is moving to the right with a speed of Vo=12km/h=3.3333m/s while the pipe section in its bed has a radius R=1.25m and a center at C that rolls without slipping over the truck's bed. The center of the pipe section C is moving to the right at 2m/s relative to the truck. Determine the angular velocity of the pipe section and the absolute velocity of C.

    2. Relevant equations
    Vc = Vo +Vc/o

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Vc = 3.3333+2 = 5.3333m/s
    5.3333=3.3333+1.25w (w is omega) w=1.6 rad/s (this is my angular velocity) I am confused in how to find the absolute velocity....can anyone help?
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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