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  •  My guess, from the outside and not as an engineer (1+ / 0-)
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    polecat

    is that a larger plate is more succeptable to breakage, think of dropping a 2' square of glass as opposed to a 2" square.  Some of the impact energy is probably absorbed by the movement of the small plates against each other and their backing material instead of being spread as wqaves through the plates.

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    by norahc on Thu May 17, 2007 at 08:41:12 AM PDT

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