I'm trying to calculate the ** approximate ** g-forces exerted on a surface. I know there are variables that will sway these calculations that may not be represented here (effect of the weight of the surface, drag, etc.).

Looking to get an approximation BUT willing to hear all arguments and critiques. This is my first shot at this:

Mass of object sitting on surface: 2.2410 kg

Max vertical acceleration of surface: 128.446 m/s/s

1 G-Force equals 9.8 m/s/s

First I calculated the Force in Newtons exerted on the surface:

F = 2.241 * 128.4475968

F = 287.85 N

Now to calculate a single g-force exerted on the surface AT REST with the object sitting on the surface:

9.8 * 2.241

Force of 1 G on surface with this object = 21.9618 kg

Now convert that to g-forces exerted on the surface at max vertical acceleration:

G = 287.85 / 21.9618

G = 13.1068

So - if I did this correctly the

Looking to get an approximation BUT willing to hear all arguments and critiques. This is my first shot at this:

**Known factors:**

Mass of object sitting on surface: 2.2410 kg

Max vertical acceleration of surface: 128.446 m/s/s

1 G-Force equals 9.8 m/s/s

**My Calculations:**First I calculated the Force in Newtons exerted on the surface:

F = 2.241 * 128.4475968

F = 287.85 N

Now to calculate a single g-force exerted on the surface AT REST with the object sitting on the surface:

9.8 * 2.241

Force of 1 G on surface with this object = 21.9618 kg

Now convert that to g-forces exerted on the surface at max vertical acceleration:

G = 287.85 / 21.9618

G = 13.1068

So - if I did this correctly the

**surface experienced 13.1068 Gs**based on the object weight of 2.241 kg moving at a max vertical acceleration of 128.446 m/s/s?
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