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paul.fr

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Skydiving coke can
« on: 05/05/2007 06:13:25 »
If a skydiver jumps from an aeroplane, and opens a can of coke. Does the coke stay in the can? Shoot out? Or something else? Why?


 

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Skydiving coke can
« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2007 06:32:55 »
I could think of different variables...LOL
 

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Skydiving coke can
« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2007 09:05:48 »
Firstly, the low air pressure at altitude, combined with the pressure normally released from a coke can, would cause a substantially larger spray than is normal at ground level.

Secondly, you will have the effects of the airflow around the can (and around the sky diver - and this might make opening the can a little difficult, since the movements the skydiver might have to make to open the can might make him start to tumble).  Exactly what the effects of the airflow will be will depend on the orientation of the can, and whether the skydiver was tumbling as he fell.
 

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