Solution: What banking angle is necessary such that friction will not be required?

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What banking angle is necessary such that friction will not be required to resist the centrifugal force?

Problem Statement: ME Board April 1998

Traffic travels at 65 mi/hr around a banked highway curve with a radius of 3000 feet. What banking angle is necessary such that friction will not be required to resist the centrifugal force?

  • A. 3.2°
  • B. 2.5°
  • C. 5.4°
  • D. 18°

Problem Answer:

The banking angle necessary such that friction will not be required to resist the centrifugal force is 5.4°.

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