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Reaction of Batteries to Hypervelocity Impact

Discussion in 'Battery Discussion' started by Patrick W, Feb 6, 2017.

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  1. Patrick W

    Patrick W Active Member

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    Article in the current (February 2017) issue of NASA's Orbital Debris Quarterly News.

    Reaction of Spacecraft Batteries to Hypervelocity Impact
    https://orbitaldebris.jsc.nasa.gov/quarterly-news/pdfs/odqnv21i1.pdf

    Probably nothing we need to worry about while driving Teslas today but who knows how fast the good Mr. Musk will have them going in the future. :)
     
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    It's nice to know if my battery gets hit by something going 15,000 mph, thermal runaway might not occur.
     
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    Shouldn't be long now, until our bio hazard defense mode is OTA upgraded with a hypervelocity force field for the ultimate micrometeoroid and orbital debris mode available on earth.
     
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    The NCAP crash velocity is at 64 km/h for a reason, at about 100 km/h even a perfect vehicle crumble zone will still subject you to G-forces that will separate your aorta from your heart.

    At such G-forces your batteries will make an absolutely fine salvage purchase, so no need to worry now or in the future.
     
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    Good to know for the Hyperloop...
     
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