Science on Tap – JAX is a monthly science speaker series creating deeper conversation and understanding of topics relevant to the Jacksonville community.
Lt Paul Whalen, US Navy, JU ROTC will discuss submarines. The only good time you want to sink! Read his abstract below:
Capable of silently approaching targets and foreign coasts around the world, the submarine was designed to be the ultimate stealth platform that could sail anywhere without being detected. The submarine operates with two major constraints however: it must stay below the surface and above “crush depth” (the depth at which the pressure on the hull from the sea can no longer be withstood). Although sinking seems like a pretty easy task (i.e. just make it heavier!) the ability of a submarine to remain at a particular depth is actually quite an engineering feat. By measuring and understanding the ever changing characteristics of the ocean, submariners must constantly adjust the operating profile of the ship to remain safely underwater. In this talk, I will discuss the concepts of buoyancy, fluid dynamics, and how a submarine compensates for these effects.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-talk mix and mingle. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. A Q&A session will be held following the talk.
The event is at The Justice Pub and is free and open to the public.
Address: 315 E Bay Street, Suite 101
Special thanks to the partners that make these conversations possible!