posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 07:07 AM
Originally posted by Bedlam
Try a physics text that deals with R-T instability. Or go to 'google scholar' and search 'rayleigh taylor mushroom cloud', get lots of math. By the
way, R-T instabilities factor into the design of nukes in several ways, it's really interesting. You also have to pay attention to it in design of
things that intentionally use the Munroe effect, like shaped charge design.
eta: Here's you a nice one, free.
Um... Thanks! (though I didn't understand one word of the abstract...)
If you could analyse the gunpowder to see if they can produce such a cloud, it would be very helpful. What I said in an earlier post:
FWIW, the gunpowder at the time was 40 parts nitre, 15 parts sulphur, 15 parts charcoal plus around ten more raw materials including tung oil
and lacquer. Once dampened, they'd go bad and not burn at all (except producing some black smoke). 700 tonnes was the max output of the factory, but
most of the gunpowder would be used in foreign wars and internal conflicts.
Are you sure that half educated peasants wouldn't interpret them that way? Remember, the accident was widely believed to be the work of gods and/or
What do you mean?
Not really. You have to ask yourself - what's the mechanism for ripping clothes that's particular to a nuclear blast? And the answer is, not
much. Overpressure causes air motion, if a stout wind can rip off clothing and not send a person flying as well, then that would be your answer. My
take is that most clothing is better secured than that, and you'd likely be bashed to pieces by the time your clothing was mystically removed, unless
they're all wearing togas.
Now, if your peasants were all wearing black clothing, you could get flash burning of the clothes and lose them that way, but then all your peasants
would be crispy critters.
Some of the people were in pieces afterwards, but many of them lived or died but the bodies remained intact. If there's no mechanism for ripping
clothes that's particular to a nuclear blats, how about in general?
If the king asks you if you can win the war, the correct answer is 'yes'.
I think a better response would be to ask for more support instead of going 'suicidal' like this. Being this confident would only result in an even
stiffer punishment if you fail...
edit on 18/3/13 by diqiushiwojia because: (no reason given)