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Old 11-21-2006, 08:57 PM
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Why will a truck full of gravel tip over more easily than an empty
one...and it's not about gravity

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Old 11-21-2006, 09:55 PM
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Dear
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Ever heard of a satellite tipping over? Are you sure gravity has
nothing to do with it?

"center of mass"
"radius of gyration"

David A. Smith

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Old 11-24-2006, 12:10 AM
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Is this a joke?

Like "why did the blonde take longer to fall from the bridge than the
brunette?"

Or is it just another stupid question?

"Whoever said there's no such thing as a stupid question never had to
answer a stupid question." - Thaddeus Stout

Tom Davidson
Richmond, VA

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:15 PM
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because it is "fool"...?

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Old 11-26-2006, 07:07 PM
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If the question is related to tipping over when in motion it is possible
that its related to the way that in principle the gravel can move sideways
when the truck is going around corners. If the gravel were to build up on
one side, the CoG would be raised and cause toppling.

I'm not convinced with the way its worded though.


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Old 11-26-2006, 07:48 PM
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Having seen a number of gravel truck accidents, I say it's caused by drivers
going too fast in order to make dollars-per-hour/mile work. They usually
overrun their brakes. and "tip over" while tripping across some soccer mom's
SUV.


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Old 11-26-2006, 08:10 PM
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Probably 'cause' is the wrong word to use here, but you know what I mean.



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Old 11-26-2006, 08:47 PM
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Herman Family wrote:

The OP's statement "...and it's not about gravity" removes it from the
realm of "real" physics problems. Without that absurduty, it would be
a real problem.

Tom Davidson
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