Centrifuge.? An advertisement claims that a centrifuge takes up only 0.127 m of bench space but can produce a radial acceleration of 3000 g at 5000 rev/min. Calculate the required radius of the centrifuge. Is the claim realistic?

Solution 25E Step 1: Here the angular velocity is given as, = 5000 rev× 1 min× 2 rad= 523.5 rad/s. min 60 s 1 rev We know that, V 2 2 2 arad = r = r = 523.5 × r = 274052.25 r