. The piston in the cylinder head of a locomotive has a stroke
stroke (twice the amplitude) of 1.0 m. If the piston moves with simple harmonic motion with an angular frequency of 200 rad/min, what it its maximum speed ?
According to the question:
Amplitude= 1/2= 0.5m
⇒v max =ω A =200× 0.5 =100m/min
Hence, the piston’s maximum speed is 100m/min.