# Force to Close/slam a steel door gate

• sawkoh
In summary, the conversation discusses calculating the force of a person slamming a door gate and the decibel level produced by the slamming. The person asking the question also mentions finding a thread on a forum that may provide helpful information.
sawkoh
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Hi

I have a question thatâ€™s needs help

Can I calculate the following ?

1. A person slams a door gate
2. Calculate the force given the height and weight of a person , and the area of the door gate

3. How to calculate the decibel produced by slamming the door gate ?

1) Is this a swinging door, or a sliding gate?
2) Are you asking the force needed to push the door closed, or the force on the supporting structure when it slams closed?
3) There is no good way to calculate door slamming noise level. Slam some doors and observe the differences in noise level. There are just too many unknowns to make this calculation.

I see that you found this thread: https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...-door-slam-force-formula.981233/#post-6268600. Study it carefully because everything in there applies directly to your questions.

berkeman

## 1. What is the force required to close/slam a steel door gate?

The force required to close/slam a steel door gate depends on various factors such as the weight and size of the door, the type of hinges and latches used, and the amount of friction present. Generally, it takes a significant amount of force to close/slam a steel door gate, as steel is a heavy and sturdy material.

## 2. Can slamming a steel door gate cause damage?

Yes, slamming a steel door gate can cause damage to the door, hinges, and surrounding structures. The force of the slam can cause the door to warp, the hinges to break, and the frame to shift. It can also create loud noises and vibrations, which can be disruptive and annoying.

## 3. How can I reduce the force needed to close/slam a steel door gate?

There are a few ways to reduce the force needed to close/slam a steel door gate. One option is to install a door closer, which will automatically close the door with controlled force. Another option is to adjust the hinges and latches to reduce friction. Additionally, keeping the door well-maintained and free of debris can also make it easier to close.

## 4. Is it safe to slam a steel door gate?

No, it is not safe to slam a steel door gate. Slamming a door can cause injury to yourself or others, as well as damage to the door and surrounding structures. It is also disruptive and can be considered rude in certain situations. It is best to close the door gently and avoid slamming it.

## 5. How does the force needed to close/slam a steel door gate differ from other types of doors?

The force needed to close/slam a steel door gate is typically greater than that of other types of doors, such as wooden or aluminum doors. This is because steel is a heavier and stronger material, and often requires more force to move. Additionally, the type of hinges and latches used can also affect the force needed to close the door.

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