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Physicists from Canada, France and Britain studying so-called washboard road ripples say their findings might eliminate bumpy vehicle rides. The researchers said they discovered ripples appear even when the springy suspension of a car and the rolling shape of a wheel are eliminated. To understand the washboard road effect, we tried to find the simplest instance of it, University of Toronto physicist, Stephen Morris, a member of the research team, said.
Just about any road with a loose surface â€” sand or gravel or snow â€” develops ripples that make driving a very shaky experience.
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