Solution: What is the radius of the curve such that there will be no lateral pressure?

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What is the radius of the curve such that there will be no lateral pressure?

Problem Statement: CE Board November 1998

A hi-way curve has a super elevation of 7 degrees. What is the radius of the curve such that there will be no lateral pressure between the tires and the roadway at a speed of 40 mph?

  • A. 265.71 m
  • B. 438.34 m
  • C. 345.34 m
  • D. 330.78 m

Problem Answer:

The radius of the curve such that there will be no lateral pressure between the tires and the roadway is 265.71 m.

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