Author Topic: Calculating impact force using the penetration depth  (Read 15778 times)

RCB01

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Calculating impact force using the penetration depth
« on: January 19, 2011, 01:59:54 pm »
How do I calculate the impact force of a moving object colliding with a stationary object from the depth of impact of the moving object into the stationary object?
To clarify, I have a large malleable stationary object and a smaller solid moving object, and need to find out the impact force between the two objects after collision by measuring the distance the smaller object has penetrated into the larger object.
I know the initial speed prior to impact, and the final velocity is zero, as well as the malleability of the stationary object and the duration of the deceleration.

Fu-Kwun Hwang

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Re: Calculating impact force using the penetration depth
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 04:21:06 pm »
You can assume the stationary object as a spring with the spring constant k to model the force,
then the force will depends on the displacement\$vec{x}\$, i.e.  \$vec{F}=-k vec{x}\$.

RCB01

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Re: Calculating impact force using the penetration depth
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 05:10:48 pm »
Thank you!

Alberta373

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Re: Calculating impact force using the penetration depth
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 06:35:28 pm »
thaks!

mikevedaya

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Re: Calculating impact force using the penetration depth
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 01:51:18 pm »
Interesting Topic

killlereye

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Re: Calculating impact force using the penetration depth
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 12:21:25 pm »
Thank you!