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Impact Crater Formation

  1. Dec 12, 2006 #1

    Basically, I am doing an A level project, in which I am investigating impact craters.

    I am modeling this by dropping ball bearings into sand, and measuring the depth and width of the resulting crater.

    However, my results are quite unclear, and I would really appreciate some guidance on the trends that would be expected.

    My main question : would you expect there to be a constant width-depth ratio as the height of the ball drop increases?
    Would there be a constant ratio as the weight/radius of the ball increases?

    Thanks, any help is much appreciated.
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