What would 4.386 psi do to the human body?
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So what are your thoughts
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I'm guessing that since the pressure on the inside of the human body is higher, you would end up with some human ketchup or gumbi
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Gremlin in the micorwave effect? lol
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Sure would be fun to watch.
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I think that 4000 pounds per square inch is much higher than atmospheric pressure and you would get a a squashed human.
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im not telling you..you might become a mad scientist and take over the world
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Oops. standard atmospheric pressure is 14.695 pounds per square inch and you wrote 4.386 psi not 4,386 psi. With such a low atmospheric pressure the air would have to be almost 100% oxygen for you to breath well.

4.386 psi is a bit less than a third of sea level air pressure. It is about the air pressure at the top of Mount Everest. So I guess you wouldn't explode at that pressure..



Posted 9/10/10
Once again, we have another fail thread.

Pressure is certainly devastating in great amounts. A car can be crushed to a very small size if it sinks to the bottom of the ocean.
Posted 9/10/10
This question makes me think of something I had to ask in school.

but I know the sight wouldn't be pretty if this really happen.
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infinitycubed wrote:

Oops. standard atmospheric pressure is 14.695 pounds per square inch and you wrote 4.386 psi not 4,386 psi. With such a low atmospheric pressure the air would have to be almost 100% oxygen for you to breath well.

4.386 psi is a bit less than a third of sea level air pressure. It is about the air pressure at the top of Mount Everest. So I guess you wouldn't explode at that pressure..


I don't want to explode or make anyone do that, just went 10.2 feet under water for a long time with a super long snorkel to see if it would increase my endurance a little my mile time decresed by nearly a full minute. plus I can only get punches in a sec 5.3 so I was trying to think of other ways to increase speed and power because my body has gotten just about use to everything else. I thought .433 psi was exerted on an object per foot underneath the water. I'm hoping to use auto cad to help my design a device and to get something like this on the market.
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cha1nsawyofac3 wrote:


infinitycubed wrote:



I don't want to explode or make anyone do that, just went 10.2 feet under water for a long time with a super long snorkel to see if it would increase my endurance a little my mile time decresed by nearly a full minute. plus I can only get punches in a sec 5.3 so I was trying to think of other ways to increase speed and power because my body has gotten just about use to everything else. I thought .433 psi was exerted on an object per foot underneath the water. I'm hoping to use auto cad to help my design a device and to get something like this on the market.


If I remember correctly, every 33 feet of water adds 1 atmosphere of pressure, so your figure sounds about right. If it really helped your endurance it's probably because it's hard to breath through a long ass tube like that, since the air is compressing on the way down, requiring you to suck in extra air, so you're breathing under harsh conditions improves. I'm a scuba diver, and even down 100+ feet it's no harder to breath, since the air you take down is already compressed much more than it is when you breath it. So the super snorkel is the only way that would really work.
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*nosebleed*

xD
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cha1nsawyofac3 wrote:


infinitycubed wrote:

Oops. standard atmospheric pressure is 14.695 pounds per square inch and you wrote 4.386 psi not 4,386 psi. With such a low atmospheric pressure the air would have to be almost 100% oxygen for you to breath well.

4.386 psi is a bit less than a third of sea level air pressure. It is about the air pressure at the top of Mount Everest. So I guess you wouldn't explode at that pressure..


I don't want to explode or make anyone do that, just went 10.2 feet under water for a long time with a super long snorkel to see if it would increase my endurance a little my mile time decresed by nearly a full minute. plus I can only get punches in a sec 5.3 so I was trying to think of other ways to increase speed and power because my body has gotten just about use to everything else. I thought .433 psi was exerted on an object per foot underneath the water. I'm hoping to use auto cad to help my design a device and to get something like this on the market.


other posters speculated that low air pressure might make someone explode. But people exposed to a vacuum, the lowest pressure possible die soon but do not explode since the one atmosphere pressure in their bodies does not make enough difference.

Once I was getting hard of hearing from ear wax build up in my ears. The doctor started to flush the wax out of my ears and all of a sudden I could hear water moving loudly and it sounded like the building was being demolished -- the sound of construction work elsewhere in the building. When I moved I could hear my clothes crinkling like paper.

You are hoping that a similar process can get people's breathing to get stronger hoping to improve endurance. Have you investigated medical devices to improve the breathing of people with breathing difficulties? I suppose you would not be allowed to wear such a device in an athletic competition and its weight might slow you down. But if you try something that hampers your breathing in the hope that your lungs will get used to trying harder, and then use a breathing assist device right before a competition to build up extra oxygen in your lungs, you might h find a formula of usage that improves your endurance.
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Aztecnology wrote:

Once again, we have another fail thread.

Pressure is certainly devastating in great amounts. A car can be crushed to a very small size if it sinks to the bottom of the ocean.


No it wouldn't. The windows would break long before the pressure builds up to a great amount, water would gush in, pressure would be equalised inside and out, so all you get is a derelict car...much like derelict ships and shot down planes, I'm sure you have seen them in documentaries.

Now a submarine is a different matter, dive too deep and you will get a squashed submarine since the pressure equalisation process in sudden.

But regarding TC, I don't really know the Imperial system of psi as we use metric here, so its all bars and MPa...
Posted 9/11/10

blue_banana wrote:


Aztecnology wrote:

Once again, we have another fail thread.

Pressure is certainly devastating in great amounts. A car can be crushed to a very small size if it sinks to the bottom of the ocean.


No it wouldn't. The windows would break long before the pressure builds up to a great amount, water would gush in, pressure would be equalised inside and out, so all you get is a derelict car...much like derelict ships and shot down planes, I'm sure you have seen them in documentaries.

Now a submarine is a different matter, dive too deep and you will get a squashed submarine since the pressure equalisation process in sudden.

But regarding TC, I don't really know the Imperial system of psi as we use metric here, so its all bars and MPa...


Meh. I'm no expert. I am sure I just repeated what might be called, oh I don't know... a myth.
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