1 of 3 Submarine taking tourists to Titanic Photo: Disclosure/OceanGate Expeditions Submarine taking tourists to Titanic Photo: Disclosure/OceanGate Expeditions
A new simulation shows how OceanGate’s submarine could have imploded on June 18. The entire process would have taken just 13,495 milliseconds and the passengers would not have had time to feel any pain, emphasizes Ronald Wagner, a doctor of engineering and specialist in buckling of thinwalled structures.
On his YouTube channel, the engineer used an application to simulate the construction of the submarine and the gradual destruction of the submarine.
According to Wagner, the human brain takes 13 milliseconds to process the information it receives, “but as you can see here: if we advance 13 milliseconds, you would already be dead 10 milliseconds ago,” he says while watching the simulation.
An implosion is when an object, structure, or building collapses or collapses toward its center. It is the opposite of the explosion, in which the force that causes destruction is released outward from the center of the object.
Watch how the implosion happened below:
➤ 0 milliseconds: There is initial damage to the carbon fiber coating.
➤ 2.182 milliseconds: The torso is affected, reducing its original size by 50%.
➤ 3.274 milliseconds: the coating begins to be damaged. It actually implodes and the passengers are crushed by the compression force.
2 of 3 Simulation of OceanGate implosion, according to Ronald Wagner. — Photo: Reproduction YouTube simulation of OceanGate implosion, according to Ronald Wagner. — Photo: Reproduction YouTube 3 of 3 OceanGate Implosion Simulation — Photo: Reproduction OceanGate Implosion Simulation — Photo: Reproduction
The Titan featured a cylindrical cabin that was relatively roomy for the size of the ship and was made of carbon fiber other submersibles that go to deep water are generally made of titanium. For the researcher, the structure could have contributed to the implosion.
The submarine disappeared on June 18, just over an hour after submerging in the Atlantic Ocean about 600 kilometers off the coast of Canada, towards the wreck of the Titanic, which lies 3,800 meters from the surface.
On board were British tycoon Hamish Harding; former commander of the French Navy, PaulHenri Nargeolet; Stockton Rush, CEO of OceanGate Expeditions; and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman.
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