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Thread: The physics of stuff getting hit
face picon face BY : Tamas Rudnai email (remove spam text)

> Let's say a car is exactly 1 Megagramme and it hits a wall at 100 metres
> per second.

I do not know, if a car at a speed of 360km/h hits a concrete wall, there is
no protection at all - even a F1 would be smashed into tiny little pieces,
even though a F1 is less than 1 Tonne (something like 600kg?). An F1 has a
very good safety measurements nowadays, but even then when they smack into
the rubber wall at 200km/h the safety of the driver is not guaranteed - they
may survive with minor injuries but it is very hard to predict what would
happened. And that is not a concrete wall... As far as I know usually the
impact is calculated and tested for a much lower speed.


On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Tomás Ó hÉilidhe <toe@spam@spamSTOPspamlavabit.com> wrote:

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