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 More On The Bridge
Rangeishot 5k posts, incept 2021-11-18
2024-04-01 12:40:26

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I would love to see the calculations and estimations for a 100t ship hitting one head on at 8 or 10 kts and if it would actually stop the ship from hitting the bridge.


I assume anything that could stop that much mass would be prohibitively enormous and expensive (and it probably wouldn't stop so much as just divert and destroy the thing hitting it), but kinetic energy calcs are trivial.

A 100 ton ship at 9 mph (8 kts) would have more than 734,000 joules of energy.

Just 1,000 Joules is enough energy to raise a small automobile about 3 feet in the air.

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