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Impact Force?

  1. Aug 3, 2010 #1
    Trying to calculate this for work.
    Have 160,000 lbs drop 45 ft with mud weight of 16.5
     
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  3. Aug 3, 2010 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    So this question has to do with oil drilling?

    http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/Display.cfm?Term=mud weight

     
  4. Aug 3, 2010 #3

    Gokul43201

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    In any case, the impact force depends on the impact time and therefore on the elastic properties of the dropped thing and the landing surface.
     
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