Bloodhound: Superwheels for supersonic car go into production
The process of machining the fastest wheels in automotive history has begun.
\r\nThe aluminium discs will be fitted to the Bloodhound Supersonic Car, which will endeavour to break the world land speed record (763mph) later this year.\r\n\r\nCastle Engineering near Glasgow is leading the industrial consortium that is preparing the wheels.\r\n\r\nThese 90cm discs are a crucial element of the Bloodhound concept, and will have to endure huge loads as they spin at over 170 revolutions per second.\r\n\r\nCalculations indicate that at peak speed, the wheels will be generating 50,000 radial g at their rim. That’s 50,000 times the pull of gravity.\r\n\r\nRead full article here.\r\n
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