Question

*15-8. The automobile has a weight of 2700 lb and is traveling forward at 4 ft/s when it crashes into the wall. If the impact occurs in 0.06 s, determine

the average impulsive force acting on the car. Assume the brakes are not applied. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the wheels and the pavement is uk = 0.3, calculate the impulsive force on the wall if the brakes were applied during the crash.The brakes are applied to all four wheels so that all the wheels slip.

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