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Calculating the impact force of a mass falling on an elastic structure References:

By T. J. Mackin, D. R. H. Jones, Engineering Materials and Materials Failure Analysis


Consider a mass, M, falling under the influence of gravity from a height, d, onto an elastic structure of cross-sectional area, A and elastic modulus, E, Figure 1. In order for the structure to arrest the mass it must absorb all the energy of the mass. The energy of the falling mass is easily calculated by considering the change in gravitational potential energy. M Following impact, the structure deforms by an amount

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