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The g-force experienced by an object is its acceleration relative to free-fall. One ‘g’, is equal to 9.806m/s (or approximately 10m/s). The g force is classified as acceleration imposed by Earth’s gravity. A force of 7G, for example, means that an object is accelerating at seven times the force of gravity.
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a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
Unit of measurement used to describe lateral acceleration generated while the vehicle is driven in a steady state turn on a skid pad circle. An average sedan generates 0.60 G of lateral acceleration. Measured in "gravities", one G equals the earth's gravity at sea level.
The apparent increase in weight of an object due to gravitational forces. Centrifugal force is a type of g-force which keeps your clothes stuck to the outside of a spinning washing machine! In racing cars, it is the force pulling the drivers head to one side as the car corners.
The gravitational force that holds both the sled and the athlete against the wall on a banked turn.
A force caused by acceleration expressed in g's.
the force of gravity. Acceleration or deceleration is often expressed in Gs, representing the added "gravity" force acting on a body. If someone weighed 100 lbs. at rest, and experienced a force of 3G acceleration, they would experience the feeling of weight of 300 lbs. Tissues of the body have tolerance limits to G forces, and these limits are known.
Gravitational acceleration of a freefalling body. Equal to 32.2 ft/sec2.
The force that is exerted on a vehicle during acceleration, deceleration, or cornering, expressed in units of gravity (g's).