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What is a banked road?


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2008-03-12 16:26:19
2008-03-12 16:26:19

A banked turn is the term used to describe a car riding along a circle with inclined edges. The angle at which a turn is banked refers to the angle of http://www.answers.com/topic/incline-4 of the given path.

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yeah, banked track reduces the reliance on frictional force between tyres and road...so,,more centripetal force can be provided for car by banked track,,............from NAV

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'Banked' means to make a lot of money <><><> It can have several meanings. A road surface tilted (usually on curves) is banked. Bouncing a pool ball off the cushions of the table is banked. An airplane that tilts while turning is banked. Money that is removed from transactions, and placed in safe keeping is banked. A fire that is partially covered to burn slower and longer is banked. It has at least two meanings. The first is to place soil or fill so that is in a slanted pile. The second is to deposit money into a bank.

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Banked is the past tense of the verb bank.

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If a vehicle is moving on a circular road which is rough and banked also then magnitude of N and direction plus magnitude of friction mainly depends on the speed of the vehicle V-

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so that you have both a positive camber to assit turning and also to aid water drainage A road is "banked" (that's the term for the side-to-side sloping that you are talking about) so that, from the perspective of a car traveling along the road, the angle of the curve is lessened, making it easier for a driver to negotiate the curve. To understand this better, take the following extreme example of banking. Imagine that a road is banked a full 90 degrees, or completely vertical, in a curve. Then imagine that you are driving along this road. Of course, if the road is banked 90 degrees, or anywhere close to it, your car will fall off, so we are suspending the law of gravity for this example. As you enter this curve, and the road banks a full 90 degrees, you will find that, from your perspective as the driver of the car, the road does not curve at all, though it does climb a steep hill. At a full 90 degrees, you do not have to turn your steering wheel at all to keep your car on the road. Again, that is an extreme example. Roads are not banked anywhere near that much in real life. In fact, except on NASCAR tracks, I doubt any roads are banked more than 10-12 degrees. But you can imagine that, if a full 90 degree banking results in no curve at all (from the perspective of the car), then any banking at all will result in a lessening of the angle of the curve, from the perspective of the car.


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