Impact Velocity Calculator

Enter the height at which an object is being dropped from into the calculator to determine the impact velocity.

Impact Velocity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate an impact velocity.

v = Sqrt ( 2 * g * h )

  • Where v is the impact velocity (m/s)
  • g is the acceleration due to gravity (9.8 m/s^2)
  • h is the height of the object (m)

Impact Velocity Definition

An impact velocity is the total speed of an object when it makes impact with the ground or another object after falling from a certain distance.


Impact Velocity Example

How to calculate impact velocity.

  1. First, measure the height of the object.

    Determine the total height the object is to be dropped from. For this example we will say the height is 10m.

  2. Calculate the impact velocity.

    Using the formula, calculate the impact velocity. : sqrt ( 2*9.8*10) = 14 m/s.

FAQ

What is an impact velocity?

An impact velocity is a measure of the speed of an object when it impacts another surface. It’s most often used when analyzing objects that are dropped from a certain height.



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