an aircraft executes a horizontal loop of radius 1 km with a steady speed of 900km/h,compare the

Asked by  | 26th Jul, 2009, 01:03: AM

Expert Answer:

Here, r = 1 km = 1000 m

          v = 900 km/hr = 250 m/s

Now the centripetal acceleration ,

ac = v2 / r = (250)2 / 1000  =  62.5 m/s2

The centrip[etal acceleration relative to acceleration due to gravity

a / g = 62.5 / 9.8 = 6.38

Answered by  | 26th Jul, 2009, 12:32: PM

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