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Impact speed of vehicle

  1. Feb 25, 2016 #1
    can someone help me determine the impact speed of a vehicle if i provide specifics? i keep coming up with different answers!!!!!
     
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  3. Feb 25, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF.

    We don't try to participate in accident investigations, if that's where you're headed with this. You need to hire a professional for such things. :smile:
     
  4. Feb 25, 2016 #3
    it is not for accident investigation it is a question i have to solve but come up with very different answers. im sure if it was regarding accidents i would take it more seriously than a science forum. any help appreciated :)
     
  5. Feb 25, 2016 #4

    berkeman

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    Then sure, fire away... :smile:
     
  6. Feb 25, 2016 #5
    vehicle A weighs 3677lbs (1667.86 kg) with passengers and fuel. vehicle B weighs 3475lbs (1576.23 kg) with passengers and fuel. vehicle A is turning left at an approximate 70 degree angle. Vehicle B hits vehicle A centre passenger side sending vehicle A into a 160 degree clockwise rotational spin ending up 12 meters away from point of impact. Vehicle B has not moved since impact. how fast was vehicle B travelling?
     
  7. Feb 25, 2016 #6
    this was on asphalt i might add....
     
  8. Feb 25, 2016 #7

    berkeman

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    You said you keep coming up with different answers. Can you show us your calculations, and the answers you are getting? :smile:
     
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