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Old 10-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #23 (permalink)
trebuchet03
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Lap Time is inversely proportional to grip. PERIOD.
Grip is proportional to static Mu (mechanical system properties of rubber/road) and mass... Period... (<--or three of them )

Therefore

Lap time is inversely proportional to Mu and mass....
^I'm not seeing contact patch here.

Unless you're talking about drag racing... In which tires are designed to rely heavily on adhesion under conditions road vehicles/tires won't see...
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