We were hoping you could help us understand collision energy.
Vehicle A is driving West at 35mph and weighs 1437kg.
Vehicle B is driving North at 35 mph and weighs 1882kg.
Vehicle B crashes into the side (frontal) of vehicle A. What is the amount of energy absorbed into Vehicle A? What is the difference in kinetic energy if vehicle A is stopped? Any help you could give us in understanding the physics of collisions would be wonderful.
What effect does it pose upon the engine compartment and components?