Hey guys, I'm going to say right up front that I haven't a clue how to do these calculations, but I have a scenario that I would like the math to if anyone can help me figure it out. What I had been able to attempt to figure out doesn't seem tangible? In the scenario I will supply both the US customary system and the metric system so you can choose what set of numbers you'd prefer to work with.

Here goes:

Imagine that there is a 3 car accident. A compact car **(**2,425.1 lbs./1,100 kg**)** is making a left turn at 35 mph/56.327 km per hour. The car is hit on its side, just behind the passenger door, by a midsize car **(**3,154 lbs./1,430.63 kg**)** traveling at 44 mph/70.81 km per hour. Then a midsize SUV **(**4,094 lbs./1,857.01 kg**)** barrels through going 57 mph/91.73 km per hour. A rough estimate of impact damage to each vehicle is as follows: Compact Car **(**5ft./1.524m**)**, Midsize Car **(**Front-4ft./1.2192m, Back-6ft./1.8288m**)**, and the Midsize SUV **(**6ft./1.8288m**)**.

Now here's my question(s); 1) How much force (force of impact) would be applied to the compact car from the overall collision, and 2) Would that impact send the compact car into a rollover, and if so how far would it travel?

If any other information is needed, let me know and I'll do my best to supply that. Thanks in advance you guys!

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Re: Three car collision. Force of Impact Calulations needed." by Rixter on 02/15/2017 9:28 PM (score 2)Re: Three Car Collision. Force of Impact Calulations Needed." by Autobroker on 02/17/2017 6:22 AM (score 2)## Comments rated to be "almost" Good Answers:

Re: Three car collision. Force of Impact Calculations needed." by Tornado on 02/15/2017 7:57 PM (score 1)Re: Three car collision. Force of Impact Calulations needed." by Rixter on 02/15/2017 9:45 PM (score 1)