p0308 - . 174 ft sec 2 ~ ( 9 ft) = 2116 . 8 lb ft 2 + 7615...

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3.8. CHAPTER 3, PROBLEM 8 347 3.8 Chapter 3, Problem 8 Problem: James Bond has just thrown Blofeld into a vat of mercury. If Blofeld, chained to a piece of Plutonium, sinks to a depth of 9 ft, will he have to worry about the bends as he floats back to the surface? Solution: Thepressureintheva tofmercuryis p = p a ρ gz Thus, p =2 1 1 6 . 8 lb ft 2 X 26 . 30 slug
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Unformatted text preview: . 174 ft sec 2 ~ ( 9 ft) = 2116 . 8 lb ft 2 + 7615 . 6 lb ft 2 = 9732 . 4 lb ft 2 = 67 . 6 psi Since exposure to pressure in excess of 72.8 psi causes the bends, Blofeld will not suffer from the bends. However, his exposure to the toxic effects of plutonium and mercury may constitute a much more serious problem!...
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