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Old 09-27-2013, 07:51 PM   #31
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I wasn't disagreeing with the incompressibility of water. I was asking why you think hitting the ground would be worse.

And yes, have studied physics.
Apologies, I misunderstood. My reply to Sickfinga should explain why the impact would be more catastrophic.

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Old 09-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #32
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I was thinking about a better way to explain this last night...
Think about the energy transfer associated with each of these types of collisions. If this vehicle struck only concrete it would have come to rest tens of metres away from the impact site. The time and distance taken to come to rest is how long it takes to convert the vehicle's kinetic energy into mechanical energy. If the vehicle impacts water instead of concrete, this same kinetic energy is converted into mechanical energy over a much smaller distance and over a much smaller time frame thus creating a more catastrophic impact.
Hopefully that clears things up for you guys.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:33 PM   #33
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I was thinking about a better way to explain this last night...
Think about the energy transfer associated with each of these types of collisions. If this vehicle struck only concrete it would have come to rest tens of metres away from the impact site. The time and distance taken to come to rest is how long it takes to convert the vehicle's kinetic energy into mechanical energy. If the vehicle impacts water instead of concrete, this same kinetic energy is converted into mechanical energy over a much smaller distance and over a much smaller time frame thus creating a more catastrophic impact.
Hopefully that clears things up for you guys.

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Old 09-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #34
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So, two youtube clips in a discussion about physics....I think this is where I step out. As a parting comment, I'm sorry I wasn't able to explain it to you.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:27 PM   #35
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lol... internet arguments are typically insta-fails, however we've been mostly civil.

Anyhow, I tire of this as well. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #36
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lol... internet arguments are typically insta-fails, however we've been mostly civil.

Anyhow, I tire of this as well. We'll just have to agree to disagree.
Cheers.
Agreed. I did appreciate your measured response to my comment regarding the video you posted.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #37
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There's theory and practice. Practice always beats theory =\
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