Would metal hitting metal or metal hitting glass make more noise?

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Aug3-08, 03:30 AM
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If you have a lump of metal would it make a louder noise if it hit glass or metal?
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Aug3-08, 03:48 AM
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Well if the lump of metal smashed the glass and your family screams at you for being crazy that would certainly be louder than if it hit another metal right?
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Aug3-08, 03:58 AM
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Metal is more elastic than glass - and so metals can be struck harder and vibrate at larger amplitudes without breaking.

Maybe you can get a glass marble and a steel ball bearing and drop them on a metal plate and see what is louder.

MITWannaBe is offline
May26-10, 07:56 PM
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Would metal hitting metal or metal hitting glass make more noise?

Metal with Metal. The elasticity transfers the kinetic forces into vibrations and sounds better than glass.

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