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A moving object has kinetic energy. Kinetic energy can be converted to other types of energy with a transducer, and as such, will slow down the moving object by removing the energy from it. Suppose a car is covered with a piezoelectric film which is connected to a capacitor. If the car was moving at a hish speed and hit a tree, would the piezoelectric material absorb the impact (partially) by changing the energy to electricty and storing it in a capacitor? Joel
Re: Can a piezoelectric material absorb impacts?
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