[jhb_airlines] Re: Realism

  • From: "Peter Dodds" <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 10:18 +0100 (BST)

...and tyre width? Surface area in contact and all that?

Peter

> *From:* FrankTurley@xxxxxxx
> *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Date:* Tue, 24 Jul 2007 02:35:55 EDT
> 
> In a message dated 24/07/2007 04:58:06 GMT Daylight Time, 
> bones@xxxxxxx  writes:
> 
> The  formula is 9 x SQRT(Tyre Pressure). That means for the average 
> car  with
> 30psi the aquaplaning speed is 50mph. Slower than that you just 
> lose a  bit
> of traction but at that speed enough of a bow wave is created ahead 
> of  the
> tyre to effectively start the vehicle surfing on the water. Once  
> that
> happens there's not a lot you can do except sit back and enjoy the  
> ride.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Er.....Doesn't the tread have an effect here, as its a channel to 
> disperse  the water "cushion"? I understood that's why they have 
> "wet" tyres.
>  
> Frank T.
> 
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