Hydroplaning

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Fabian, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Using the formula provided in the video, you can work out the exact speed at which your motorized bicycle will hydroplane.
    Interesting to see how things change by messing around with tyre pressure.

    Supplementary conversion numbers to change the formula answer from knots to your choice of value:

    1 knot = 1.151 miles per hour
    1 knot = 1.852 kilometers per hour

    1 knot = 1.687810 feet per second
    1 knot = 0.514444 meters per second


    Square root calculator - http://www.math.com/students/calculators/source/square-root.htm

    or a scientific (drag and drop) calculator - http://web2.0calc.com/


     
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  2. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Sum all that up in one sentence. Use common sense and slow down in the wet. There, shortened that from reading 2 pages down to something the average joe can understand.
     
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    but what if you want to get to your destination 3% faster in the wet and the road surface is under 2 feet of water?

    What tyre pressure should you select?