- Homework Statement
- I have an object A possessing a known mass of 10kg and density of 1,000kg/m^3 exposed to a shockwave in a way the latter impacts A over an area of one square meter at a right angle. The pressure of the shockwave at the point of contact is 10PSI.
- Relevant Equations
- Kinetic energy transferred by the shockwave to body A
I would guess that by multiplying the pressure exerted by the shockwave on the body, and then the resulting force - here ~69 Newtons - per the distance the shockwave passed through when traversing body A, I could get the work done but I’m not sure if it’s that easy and whether or not I should consider the shockwave accelerating when passing from a less dense to denser medium.