1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I am creating a device to provide 250 to 300 g's of impact force to an electrical device in a plastic housing. I would like to lift a steel plate approximately 16" x 16" X thickness "T",, to a height of "Y" and release it. It would fall at the rate of gravity, impacting a steel base plate and come to rest. The goal is to determine the weight of the plate based on it's thickness and set the height required to create the desired impact force of 250-300 g's. The test must be able to be repeated with consistent results. I have designed the tool, but lack the information requested above. 2. Relevant equations F=Ma ? 3. The attempt at a solution I am not a physics student,, I am a product designer trying to test the impact forces placed on a device. Thank you.