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To all:

A client asked me today to give him a "simple" formula to translate a speeding
car into an impact load.  For example, if a 3500 pound car is traveling at 60
mph and hits a wall, what is the impact force?  Of course, my brain is so
clogged with Code regulations, I only have vague recolations of the physics
involved with solving this problem.

Any input would be appreciated.


Bruce Resnick, SE
Parker Resnick Str. Eng.