A circular crate has a weight of 3220 lb and it crashes into the wall. If the velocity of forward travel is 4 ft/s and it crachs after 2 s, determine the average impulsive force acting on the crate. Assume that the coefficient of kinetic friction between the wheels and the pavement is mk = 0.3.
1) 2 kip
The crate of 3220 lb is moving in with the velocity of 4 ft/s and without brakes the equation can be written as
+ S Fx dt = m(vx)2
So the average impulsive force acting on the crate is Fw = 2 kip