• Question: Could magnetized wheels be made?

    Asked by BalaBoy26 to Huw, Gosha, Ray, Stacey, Steve on 12 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Huw Williams

      Huw Williams answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      Hi BalaBoy26,

      You could make magnetised wheels today but what would you want them for? To create any engineering design you need to fulfil a requirement or the need of the customer. Otherwise who would ever buy your product?

      Huw 🙂

    • Photo: Steve Cox

      Steve Cox answered on 12 Mar 2015:

      Yes they could, but most transport engineers try to minimise the rolling resistance of wheels because it wastes energy, rather than make them stick to something

    • Photo: Gosha Barzowska

      Gosha Barzowska answered on 15 Mar 2015:

      Great question BalaBoy26!
      Of course they can! but can you imagine how it would be implemented – all the roads would need to be adjusted – can you imagine the traffic !!