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Physics Of Bumpy Roads: What Makes Roads Ripple Like A Washboard?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Crom, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Crom

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    actually thats pretty interesting i live up a gravel road and we have the washboard effect up the hill part of the road. very very shaky experience
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    Nice find :thumbsup:
     
  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Great find +1! Driving on these roads it looks like the bed is about to fall off the frame
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    Thanks! I was in Joshua Tree National Park a few weeks ago over Halloween and while driving down a wash-boarded road, I said, i am going to find out why! Why! :laugh:
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Thats pretty interesting..
     
  7. Nov 19, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    Great post. When I lived in Iceland I thought it was from bulldozer tracks. Now I just need to find out how whoops are created. Probably the same principle.
     
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