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Circular Motion Centripetal Force
Angles can be measured in RADIANS The angle in radians is s/r which is the length of the arc divided by the radius One full circle = 2 radians i.e. 360 o = 2 radians
The speed is always constant in the direction to the tangent at any point on the circumference but he direction is always changing towards the centre of the circle. The acceleration is always towards the centre of the circle
Centripetal acceleration towards the centre of the circle = v 2 /r or 2 r According to Newtons second law F = ma therefore centripetal force = mv 2 /r or m 2 r
centripetal force = mv 2 /r m = mass of turning object v = velocity r = radius of the turning circle
A vehicle of mass 1200kg is cornering at a velocity of 30 m/s around a level corner of radius 110m. Calculate the centripetal force exerted on the car by friction between the tyres and the road. Example situation
centripetal force = mv 2 /r Mass = 1200kg v = 30m/s r = 110m Centripetal force on vehicle = (1200 x 30 2 ) /110 =9818N
The vehicle is on the limit of adhesion at this velocity. Calculate the coefficient of friction between the tyres and the road (take g as 9.8m/s 2 ).
Force (centripetal) = μ (coefficient of friction) x weight of vehicle (mass x 9.81) Weight = 1200 x 9.81 =11772N μ = Force/weight = 9818/
The corner now becomes banked at an angle of 12 o to the horizontal. Calculate the maximum cornering velocity of the vehicle on this part of the curve.
F = mv 2 /r F (centripetal) = μ(coefficient of friction) x weight of vehicle (mass x 9.81) μ x m x 9.81 = mv 2 /r (this calculation gives us the centripetal force for cornering on a flat road) The extra centripetal force due to the 12 o banking Is found by the equation m x 9.81 x tan 12 o ( = v 2 /r) v 2 = (r x μ x m x 9.81)/m + (r x m x 9.81 x tan12 o )/m = (r x μ x 9.81) + ( r x 9,81 x tan 12 o ) ms cancel out
v 2 = (r x μ x 9.81) + ( r x 9.81 x tan 12 o ) = (110 x 0.83 x 9.81) + (110 x 9.81x tan 12 o ) = V = m/s
The crankshaft of a 125cc two-stroke engine carries a single piston of bore 51.5 mm and stroke 60mm. The effective rotating mass of the connecting rod and piston assembly is 200g and is out of balance with the line of the crankshaft by an eccentricity of half the stroke. The engine is running at 900 rpm. Show that this is equivalent to an angular velocity of 94.2 rad/s and calculate the centripetal force on the crankshaft bearings due to this out of balance load.
ω = angular velocity in radians/second 360 o (full circle)= 2π radians ω = 2π/t (full circle) 1/t = frequency (f) ω = 2πf If the engine is running at 900rpm ω = 900 x 2π/60 = 94.2 rad/sec
v = ωr F = mv 2 /r = mω 2 r In the question m = 200g =0.2kg r = half of stroke =30 mm F = 0.2 x x.03 = N
a)The out-of-balance force on the crank is to be balanced using two identical counterweights either side of the connecting rod at an eccentricity of 0.02m. Calculate the mass of one counterweight.
m 1 ω 2 r 1 = 2m 2 ω 2 r 2 m 2 = m 1 r 1 /2r 2 m 1 = mass of connecting rod and piston assembly, 0.2kg r 1 = half stroke, 0.03m r 2 = eccentricity of counter weights, 0.02m m 2 =(0.2 x 0.03)/(2 x 0.02) = 0.15 kg
springs Rotating bobs cylinder
When the angular velocity of the shaft increases the centripetal force Increases causing the springs to extend and the clearance between the bobs and the cylinder to decrease. When the centripetal force is high enough the bobs will engage with the clutch cylinder. springs Rotating bobs cylinder
springs Rotating bobs cylinder A centrifugal clutch similar to the one described has 6 rotating bobs each of mass 150g and a radius of 100mm. The spring strengths are 5kN/m Calculate the angular velocity (ω) as the bobs engage with the clutch cylinder. (The bob clearance is 0.01m and the spring length is 0.1m) 0.01m 0.1m
springs Rotating bobs cylinder The springs needs to extend by 0.01 m Force required = 5kN/m x 0.01 = 50N mrω 2 = 50N ω 2 50/(m x r) ω 2 = 50/(0.15 x 0.11) r = = m 0.1m
ω 2 = 50/(0.15 x 0.11) = ω = 55rad/sec ω = 2πf f = ω/2π =55/2π = 8.75 rps 8.75 x 60 rpm 525 rpm
Calculate the force on the cylinder at a velocity of 1200rpm. ω = 2πf = rad/min =125.7 rad/sec F = mrω x 0.11 x N Net force = Centripetal force - spring force = 261 – 50 = 211N
Explain how the coefficient of friction between the bob and the clutch face will govern the power transmitted
As ω increases the net force between the bobs and the cylinder but will always be 50N less than the centripetal force after engagement. Power transmitted will be affected by the force between the bobs and the cylinder ( F = μ x R (reaction force) ) And the velocity of the clutch. As the velocity doubles the power will multiply by 4 until slip occurs