How to convert an angular velocity to a linear velocity?
The formula to calculate the linear speed
is the linear velocity expressed in meters per second ( )
is the angular velocity expressed in radians per second ( )
is the radius expressed in meters ( )
For example, let's consider a vehicle with wheels having a radius of 10 centimetres. If the rotational velocity of the wheels is 20 rad/s, the linear speed of the vehicle is given by: