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Drop test

  1. Sep 15, 2011 #1

    I need to perform drop test of a product, whose mass varies from top to bottom, when i drop it from 8ft high, Whether the orientation of dropping point and destination point (where it hits the ground) varies according to the mass
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 15, 2011 #2
    Great!! Good luck!!
  4. Sep 15, 2011 #3
    You have a question about it?
  5. Sep 15, 2011 #4
    Yes dave, some people thought it is not varying, it falls same orientation as we drop at starting point...
  6. Sep 15, 2011 #5
    It might, it might not. It depnds upon whether or not you provide some kind of angular momentum to it as you drop it, its rigidity, etc. But since all mass accelerates in the same fashion (namely, g), the velocity of the individual parts of the object would fall at the same rate (again, unless you provide some kind of angular momentum).
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