The tires of the 4555-lb sedan are 6.5 in. wide

The tires of the 4555-lb sedan are 6.5 in. wide (Figure P5.10). Each tire contacts the ground over a distance of 4.25 in. as measured along the vehicle’s length. Calculate the compressive stress between each tire and the road. The locations of the vehicle’s mass center and the wheelbase dimensions are shown.


Figure P5.10

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