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3 months free. Just tell me what happened. Answered


RULES, you must NOT be educated in STEM subjects beyond the high school level.  Contest open to members 13 -18 years of age.

Just tell me. What mighty force of nature crushed this water tank?



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Goodhart
Goodhart

9 years ago

I could bet it got warmed by the sun.....the escape valve allowed pressure to escape, but when it cooled overnight, it imploded ?

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splazem
splazem

Reply 8 years ago

That's my answer, too! :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Oh wait, I wasn't supposed to give an answer was I? Everyone....ignore what I wrote ...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Great, another one that doesn't read the instructions. You can sit next to me.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Well, real x-rays do not go through metal well anyways, so I figured yours was a kind of a non-answer ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Well is that any way to be?   We have a "be nice" comment policy. Please be positive and constructive with your comments 
LOL

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Yeah, at least tell us how much, in kPa.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

kilopascal ? maybe uPa 
You need a lot of vacuum to achieve the higher strengths ;-)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

BTW the only education I've had beyond High School is what I've been able to read on my own :-)

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caarntedd
caarntedd

8 years ago

Wow! I would have thought that any valves or seals on the tank would give way before this happened.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Reply 8 years ago

Maybe something fell on it.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

9 years ago

"Just tell me. What mighty force of nature crushed this water tank?"

Chuck Norris.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

9 years ago

Superman and his x-ray vision?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

I thought metals stopped x-rays?

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tincanz
tincanz

9 years ago

It was sealed and the gas in it got very cold over night, so it became more dense. Therefore, it needed less space, and a vacuum was created in the area that it didn't need any longer. The vacuum was too powerful for the tank, and made the tank shrink to accommodate. After shrinking enough, the vacuum was small/ weak enough to not pull on the tank too much any more, because the gas only shrank to a certain extent. When the tank walls reached that extent, it was again able to hold it's shape, and now exists as it does.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

Close, but I'm in a very good mood and shall give you and dombeef both a free 3 months.

What actually happened is, the tank was full of water, the valve broke and the water flowed out the bottom and air had no way to get in, this created a pressure differential and the atmospheric pressure crushed it.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

It's good to find out you passed the FE exam, made me feel beneficent.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

Excellent. You can now hold the flashlight on the job site but it does not exclude you from coffee runs.

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tincanz
tincanz

Reply 9 years ago

That's very cool. So it was just the weight of the water coming out that created enough of a vacuum to crush the tank?

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 years ago

Oh wow! I wonder how I got the membership, Thanks!
That is very odd, i would have never thought of that happening!

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

9 years ago

This is not a crushed water tank!
The Jolly Green giant got a tooth ache in the middle of eating a giant pea, and had to run to the dentist.
It is not a crushed water tank!
It is a sleeping bag for a person with very long legs.
It is not a crushed water tank!
It is a hybrid caterpillar.
It is not a crushed water tank!
It is a shoe mold for godzilla

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dombeef
dombeef

9 years ago

Cool, my class did a small project like that, except controlled The water or what ever in it boiled and let most of the air out, some one then stupidity capped off the end and over night it cold and the gas of te liquid condensed and it put pressure on the outside, thus causing it to crunch pro...

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dombeef
dombeef

Reply 9 years ago

Pro... Was ment to be a few lines down, the website must not like my ipod...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Human stupidity?

;-)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

I hope it wasn't TUA's first day on the job.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

That would have been superhuman stupidity.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 9 years ago

So, second day on the job?

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

Actually 120th, takes a while to screw up that badly.