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I need to find out the maximum force experienced by a suspension system when it is travelling over a triangular speed bump.

I am doing a set of experiments on a suspension test rig and I would like to know the extremes of suspension forces.

The inital speed is 40mph or 17m/s. And the angle of the speed bump is 30 degrees. It is 30cm wide.

I need to find out how much it decelerates when it hits the speed bump so I can work out the force. I tried using the equation of motion s= ut+1/2at2 but could not figure out values for v and t.

Can anyone help me out. I am going ever so slightly mad........

Thank you in advance.....

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