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Did too much pressure cause slicing?

  1. Jan 31, 2012 #1
    Could too much pressure cause liquid inside of a film container ( There is a sheet of film, which is formed into a packet, the liquid is then put inside the packet, then the film is sealed) to slice through like a knife or some sort of sharp object had been used to cut it? If so, about how much pressure would be needed?
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 1, 2012 #2
    liquid in such a situation would exert pressure equally over the surface of the film..so it's hard to imagine anything acting so as to 'cut' or 'slice' it....unless there was some type of defect in the material.

    Liquid can be used to cut things but only when applied over a tiny surface area like [from a pressure washer] or pressure cutting tool.
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