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    1. ShivP

      ShivP New Member

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      Hi everybody

      I am an undergraduate mechanical engineering student and I am currently working on a project.

      I need to model the acceleration of a motorcycle from 0-100mph, taking into account road friction and drag friction, the gear ratios, power/torque curve etc.



      I am completely at a loss on how to do this, so I would appreciate any help I could get with this. It will be a simple flat surface so I just need a "time taken" from 0-100mph.

      I have the frontal area, wheel radius, power/torque curves against RPM, gear ratios etc. Also the vehicle mass and an estimated drag coefficient.





      Thanks in advance
       
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    3. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

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      F= ma.
      a= d^2x/dt^2 (second derivative of position)
      Integrate twice. QED.
      As a student take your confusion to your professors office hours, that is what he is there for.
       

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