University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
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'Physics of a Car Crash' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at university. To find out more about our Masterclass Programme or to submit a booking request, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Full Event Details:

How do the police work out how fast a car was going when it started breaking? Or what speed a car was travelling at when it hit a pedestrian? In a head-on collision, what difference does it make if you are in a heavier car or the lighter car? How are cars designed to protect their occupants in a crash? What about pedestrians and cyclists? Find out about the physics of a car crash, the engineering behind designing safer cars and why speed really does make a difference between life and death.

Dates:
Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Year 12/13)


Time: 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area: Mechanical Engineering
Year group: Year 12/13

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Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

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