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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi Guys,

I have been asked to find out at what point a measurement device go out of calibration when dropped and express that in a g as in G force.

Its been 15 years since I studied physics (for 3 years), I do rememeber a bit but I need some help..

I have the size and weight (mass) of the device

It is dropped from a set height to a concrete floor. Assume no absortion by the floor.

After dropping we check to see if it still measures properly and if it does, increase the height until the readins is incorrect. At this point we will say the unit can expreience 'x' G force before calibration is required again.

mass=0.59kg

Height = 1m (for example)

Gravity = 9.8 (unless something has changed since I was at school)

What other parameters do I need to know and what formula do I need to use.

thanks in advnance..

Cheers, Ben

I have been asked to find out at what point a measurement device go out of calibration when dropped and express that in a g as in G force.

Its been 15 years since I studied physics (for 3 years), I do rememeber a bit but I need some help..

I have the size and weight (mass) of the device

It is dropped from a set height to a concrete floor. Assume no absortion by the floor.

After dropping we check to see if it still measures properly and if it does, increase the height until the readins is incorrect. At this point we will say the unit can expreience 'x' G force before calibration is required again.

mass=0.59kg

Height = 1m (for example)

Gravity = 9.8 (unless something has changed since I was at school)

What other parameters do I need to know and what formula do I need to use.

thanks in advnance..

Cheers, Ben