1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

With what materials a strenght can a constant volume be kept under water pressure?

  1. May 14, 2010 #1
    I´m trying to find approx. numbers or formulas for a submarine like structure to mantain a constant volume. For a given volume, which materials and to what thickness should the container be?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 14, 2010 #2

    russ_watters

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Re: with what materials a strenght can a constant volume be kept under water pressure

    No material can [passively] maintain a constant volume under pressure. You'll have to either design an active structural integrity system or decide how much deformation is allowable.
     
  4. May 14, 2010 #3
    Re: with what materials a strenght can a constant volume be kept under water pressure

    Even when talking about 3-6atm´s? Understandable that everything has it´s limits. I´m looking at for example: a steal structure and trying to find a formula to estimate the wall thickness, considering there would be let´s say 6 atm´s of pressure or let´s say five to make the math easier. Thanks for your reply! Oh, and the gas inside would be air at 1atm.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: With what materials a strenght can a constant volume be kept under water pressure?
Loading...