I'm trying to figure out how much energy from an explosion pushes away an object vs either completely missing it or having its horizontal component cancelled out by an opposing horizontal force from the explosion (presumably trying to stretch the plane and being turned into heat).
I know how to take joules to convert it into m/s given the object's mass, I just don't know how to get the relevant portion of the energy.
The below diagram is a 2D representation of my actual 3D question:
What % energy pushes this way? ^ / \ | | ------------- \ | / - * - / | \
edit: updated diagram:
^ / \ | ______|______ | Finite | | Ma ___ ss | | .-' | '-. | | | \ | / | | |_| - * - |_| / | \
If the object had a semi-circle cutout perfect centered (unlike my ascii art) around the explosion (or somehow infinitely close to achieve a similar result). The object is strong enough to resist any splitting forces by the horizontal component of the energy absorbed converts it to heat.