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Posted: 11/13/19 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

As an engineer, trying to calc the stresses and strain on that....uh, contraption, well, it just explodes one's mind.

Safety, safety, safety....let's hope no one gets hurt.


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We could start a pool on where the first failure will occur.

"Trying to calc the stresses..."! In addition to the static forces while just parked, think about what happens while bouncing up and down at highway speed. The forces are greatly increased with every bump.

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Common you statics gurus, give it a shot. [emoticon]

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BB_TX wrote:

Common you statics gurus, give it a shot. [emoticon]

Free Body Diagram wouldn't be difficult... but stress analysis could be a bit more challenging

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Just off the top of my head without calculating anything I would guess if he has a Duramax under the hood and he floors it in low gear going up a bit of a hill he could get his front wheels to lift off the ground.... likely equivalent to putting about 12,000 lbs on a regular ball. I'm thinking something could break.


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Well, when that guy gets a Patton on his design and it starts selling, and he makes a few million dollars and then retires, I suppose the rest of us will just be left scratching our heads! [emoticon]

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Seems to be working, what's the problem? [emoticon]

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Yep! Very dangerous, I don’t see the safety chains attached?!!!!


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