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Impact force

  1. Jun 7, 2004 #1
    This may be more of an engineering question, but here goes:

    I am designing an archery target and am trying to establish the impact force of the arrow on the target.
    The arrow is travelling at 100.6m/s and weighs 22.68g, what would be the force of the arrow on the target?

    How does this force then translate to the target frame? (since i am trying to work out what steel to use) or is this force going to be almost negligible even on small thickness sections of steel?

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  3. Jun 11, 2004 #2
    Depends on how long it takes to slow the arrow down to 0 mph. The force is higher with a steel target than with a cork target.

    And what would knowing the force value do for you?
  4. Jun 12, 2004 #3
    Thanks for responding John,

    After talking to a few people, i have found that the force of the arrow will be negligible compared to the wind or vandals, so it won't really do much for me to know the arrow's force :uhh:

    Please consider this thread closed.
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