Egg drop

  • #1
Hi,

if anyone has successfully done an egg project like this, I would really appreciate any input.

The thread is in the general engineering section.



thanks
 

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  • #2
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I did this a few years ago although my model wasn't very good. What are the criteria for your drop? Height, size of protection for egg, etc.
 
  • #4
Well, not quite an egg drop competition, but I had a water balloon competition
I know that the egg is more fragile.

Basically, since the momentum when the egg hits the floor is very high
(remember the momentum equation?)
Well, just for in case,
[tex]p = mv[/tex], and the impulse,
[tex]I = F \Delta T = \Delta p[/tex]

You can change the momentum if you either change the time(time it takes to hit the ground), or force(basically how hard it hits the ground)

If you CANNOT use a parachute like me, the only thing you can change is [tex] \Delta T[/tex]

Can you thing of a way to do that? :smile:
 

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