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Orientation of an object after collision with ground

  1. Feb 27, 2008 #1
    Hi All,
    i am a new bee. if an object is release from certain height with some initial orientation. how do i know, what will be its orientation after collision with the ground.

    Thanks and Regards,
    K.Prabhakar
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2008 #2

    mathman

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    To answer that question, you need to know what happened on the way down - spinning, tumbling? Also what is the ground - concrete, mud, grass? I'm sure there are other factors as well.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2008 #3
    The object droped is cube, and the groung is made of concrete. how will i simulate its orientation after collision with the ground?
     
  5. Feb 28, 2008 #4

    mathman

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    As the cube is falling, ordinarily it will be tumbling in some random manner. Also when it hits the ground it will bounce around. The final orientation will be quite random.
     
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