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How much pressure does it take to crush a car ...

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How much pressure does it take to crush a car?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  3C273 replied 11 years ago.
It depends on the car and how compressed “crushed” is, but a ball park answer follows. Pressure is force divide by an area (F/L^2). A typical person can sit on a car and not crush it (~5 to 20 psi (pounds per square inch.)). To crush the car would require more pressure, so 100 to 500 psi would provide a range of crushed levels of a car.