« on: 29/03/2019 11:53:48 »
Quote from: Jim
The Avalon is an amazing space craft that uses rotation to simulate gravity. We know that air and water in a plane will move with the plane. What would air and water do on a rotating space craft? What would really to the water if somebody jumped into the Avalon's swimming pool?Water would be 'down' just like water on Earth which is attracted to Earth by gravity. So a spinning object would have 'down' feel like the outside of the craft and 'up' be towards the center of rotation. The closer to the edge you get, the stronger the artificial gravity. Thus there would be no 'gravity' at the center.
The ship would have to have a huge radius for air pressure to change much from one place to another. I climb a 4 km mountain and the air is noticeably thinner, so if the spinning craft is several km in diameter and air is not restricted by decks from flowing anywhere inside, then the pressure at the center might be somewhat lower than at the edges.
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