The Mesopotamians are credited with the invention of the wheel. The wheel was a revolution as it allowed larger loads to be moved a greater distance.
The linear velocity of the axle as a function of rotational frequency is:
- v = linear velocity of the axle [ms-1]
- a = wheel radius [m]
- f = wheel rotational frequency [Hz]
- ω = wheel angular velocity [rad s-1]
The motion of the suspension as the strut is compressing.
Total downward movement of a wheel from a static ride height.
- 3200BC Wheeled vehicles are used in Uruk.
See also: Axle, Bump Steer, Full Wheel Travel, Jounce, Revolutions per Kilometre, Suspension, Tyre, Vehicle Suspension, Wheel Hop, Wheelbase.
Subjects: Automotive Mechanical Engineering Physics