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565 - Massive chain and massive concrete press
Sunday, July 12, 2009

"This is a video taken during sea trial of a newly built merchant vessel in Germany. When testing the anchor winches it became obvious that something was wrong with the brake!"

Each link on that chain must weigh 40 or 50 lbs... the weight of the whole line, plus perhaps an anchor, probably runs into dozens of tons. Imagine getting an arm caught in there?



"A column of solid concrete goes up against over 1.4 million pounds of force."

Now is KIP kilopascal/in^2? KSI? That is an impressive amount of weight to hold, over 1.4 million lbs. That would be 100 of those large steel crane weights stacked on top, or a substantial building.
posted by High Power Rocketry @ Sunday, July 12, 2009  
5 Comments:
  • At 7/12/09, 3:04 PM, Blogger Arjan said…

    @ Chain: I would stand back quite a bit..

    @ Pressure..that's a lot.

     
  • At 7/12/09, 4:12 PM, Blogger R2K said…

    @ Arjan good points!

     
  • At 7/12/09, 9:29 PM, Anonymous GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff said…

    I just installed a second monitor mounted directly above my main monitor and this message window popped up in the top monitor instead of my primary monitor. That's weird.

    The publisher of that pressure vid missed out big time. They could have inserted ZZ Top's, "Got Me Under Pressure" as the background music and really spiced up the vid.

     
  • At 7/12/09, 9:30 PM, Anonymous It'sTrueTheyReallyDoLoveHim said…

    Oh yeah, almost forgot... sweet vid of ZZ Top rocking it out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHRHc5HmFHg

     
  • At 7/13/09, 9:52 AM, Blogger R2K said…

    Haha thanks!

     
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