The "flying car" is a ride at an amusement park, which consists of a car having wheels that roll along a track mounted on a drum. Motion of the car is created by applying the car's brake, thereby gripping the car to the track and allowing it to move with a speed of vt = 3m/s. If the rider applies the brake when going from B to A and then releases it at the top of the drum, A, so that the car coasts freely down along the track to B ( = rad), determine the speed of the car at B and the normal reaction which the drum exerts on the car at B. The rider and car have a total mass of m = 250 kg and the center of mass of the car and rider moves along a circular path of radius r = 8 m.
A car, assumed to be rigid and having a mass of 800 kg, strikes a barrel-barrier installation without the driver applying the brakes. From experiments, the magnitude of the force of resistance Fr, created by deforming the barrels successively, is shown as a function of vehicle penetration. If the car strikes the barrier traveling at Vc = 70 km/h, determine approximately the distance s to which the car penetrates the barrier.
A car is equipped with a bumper B designed to absorb collisions. The bumper is mounted to the car using pieces of flexible tubing T. Upon collision with a rigid barrier A, a constant horizontal force F is developed which causes a car deceleration of 3g = 29.43 m/s2 (the highest safe deceleration for a passenger without a seatbelt). If the car and passenger have a total mass of 1.5 Mg and the car is initially coasting with a speed of 1.5 m/s, compute the magnitude of F needed to stop the car and the deformation x of the bumper tubing.