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    Energy Through a Barrel of Liquid

    Hello,

    I am having a little trouble figuring out how to calculate how much force will be acting on some handrails on a stand. The setup consists of a barrel of liquid on a stand, X distance away from the handrails (between 0" and 3"), when a person of Y lbs trips and falls into the 55 gallon barrel filled with a liquid of known specifications. I have a maximum impact force rating for the handrails, but I don't know how to determine how much force would impact the rails in this case. I don't know if the liquid would have differing energy absorption or how the material property of the barrel itself would play into the equation. I also know the coefficient of friction of the stand flooring.
    Last edited by Hitokiri03; 09-11-2012 at 08:53 AM.

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    I have read your description four times and I still have no idea what you are talking about. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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    I am new this forum and hope I enjoy being here and resolve issues as and when they occur.

    Hoping your humble support!

    Regards
    James.

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    I guess this one takes the cake.

    A guy falling into a bucket of liquid channelled force getting to a handrail, etc, etc

    Where do we get these "problems"?

    Why doesn't the administrator "edit" or remove these esoteric inquiries that are not even remotely engineering problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitokiri03 View Post
    Hello,

    ...when a person of Y lbs trips and falls into the 55 gallon barrel filled with a liquid of known specifications.
    I just lost it at this point. Why is this happening?


    (please post a video of this scenario)

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