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Deep Angel - Check this out...!

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:25 am
by Newton
I just found out about this site this weekend:

www.deepangel.com

Cool design work, and the concept just amazes me. Somebody's been taking their Ikuto Yamashita pills...^__^

It would be a bit hard on marine life, though... :shock:

-Newt

Re: Deep Angel - Check this out...!

Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:43 am
by Zoxesyr
Newton wrote: It would be a bit hard on marine life, though... :shock:
That has always bugged me about writers trying to use this in process in fiction. Having a whole sub supercavitate would be whacky.

Nice, if somewhat pedestrian, 3dCG work, though. Thanks for the link!

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:47 pm
by Newton
Hey, no prob.

Who else has brought up supercavitational submarines? Yeah, I can imagine an ocean chock-full of dead marine life pretty damn quick from the use of these submarines.

Yes, overall I must agree about the pedestrian CGI. I do like the design work, though. Great reference for some really innovative design work.

I just couldn't get the image of massive fish-kills out of my head after reading about super-cavitation.

-Newt

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:49 pm
by Newton
Hey, no prob.

Who else has brought up supercavitational submarines? Yeah, I can imagine an ocean chock-full of dead marine life pretty damn quick from the use of these submarines.

Yes, overall I must agree about the pedestrian CGI. I do like the design work, though. Great reference for some really innovative design work.

I just couldn't get the image of massive fish-kills out of my head after reading about super-cavitation. :( I still prefer the alien subs from "The Abyss".

-Newt

Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:51 pm
by Altron
What's supercavation? The graphics are pretty good-looking!

Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 4:15 am
by Zoxesyr
Altron wrote:What's supercavation? The graphics are pretty good-looking!
It is a technology that was investigated by the US Navy (i think...) in the late 90's for submarines and torpedoes.

As I understand, a submerged object would be pushed by rockets to greater than the speed of sound in water. This causes a "pocket" around the object through a process called "cavitation". While in this situation the submerged object would no longer be subject to the same speed and dexterity limitations set by sea water.

However the process involves creating a high pressure shockwave in front of the object. The same thing happens to a plane that flies faster than sound. However the shockwave in water would be many times as strong, because of the density of water is so much greater than air. (In the air we hear a "Boom" when a shockwave passes us by. In the water, the shockwave would hit us like a big granite rock.)

If I remember correctly it was going to be used for sub-killer torpedoes that would strike targets dramatically faster than current ones. However some magazine like Popular Science or Popular Mechanics picked up and tried to make it into the equivalent of an underwater Concorde.