University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. at University of Birmingham

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Enigneering Masterclass - Physics of a Car Crash

University event offered by University of Birmingham

Event Summary:

Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Full Event Details:

Date Wednesday 16 November 2016
Time 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area Mechanical Engineering
Year group Year 12/13

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 the 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.

To find out more about our masterclass programme as well as submit a booking request, please visit our website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1



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