The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the discovery of the remains of the Titan submarine, which sought to explore the sunken Titanic. John Mauger, Rear Admiral and Commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, testified that the OceanGate submersible tested catastrophic explosion. The vehicle succumbed to intense seabed pressure, killing five crew members.
Implosion was one of the main theories put forward by researchers during the search phase. Despite the fact that experts claimed that the ship is capable of reaching 4000 meters, Titan never had a safety certificate. At this depth, the pressure is so strong that it can compress a vehicle like a can of soda.
To understand what happened to the Titanic submarine, it is necessary to analyze the concept implosion. Unlike an explosion, implosion occurs when the external pressure is greater than the internal. This creates a process where the object is destroyed by itself crushed by an external force.
In the case of the Titan Atmosphere pressure recorded at a depth of 4000 meters will be equivalent to 400 atmospheres, or 400 times stronger than what a person experiences at sea level. A crack in the submarine’s hull would be enough to cause a massive explosion. destruction of the pressure chamber where there were five crew members.
In a catastrophic explosion like the one on the Titan submarine, less garbage. According to the Coast Guard’s first inquiries, the recovered remains include the back cover, landing gear, front end, and other pressure chamber components.
How the crew of the Titan died in the explosion
Details about Titan’s last minutes remain a mystery. Guillermo Sönlein, co-founder of OceanGate, stated that the ship would have exploded four days ago. “When working at depth, the pressure on any submarine is so great that if it fails, an instantaneous explosion will occur. If this happened, it would have happened four days ago, ”he said in an interview with the publication. BBC.
For his part, Nikolai Roterman, a deep sea ecologist and professor at the University of Portsmouth, said the hull explosion will cause instant death. The force of the water crushed the ship, killing its crew in a split second.
Dave Corley, a retired US Navy captain, noted that when a submarine’s hull collapses, it moves inward at a speed of 670 meters per second. “The hull radius of a modern nuclear submarine is about 6 meters, so the time it takes for complete collapse is almost 1 millisecond“, said.
According to Corley, the human brain instinctively responds to a stimulus in about 25 milliseconds. Five members of the Titan crew they died before their brains could register it.
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