Posted by Ludovicus on April 21, 2009, 4:12 pm
If the plexiglass is mounted in slabs over two Buckminster Fuller
structural domes it can cover as much as 1000 square meters.
In this case the liquid can be more dense than water and with
greater refractive index .
Posted by Eeyore on April 21, 2009, 9:12 pm
Would you care to calculate the pressure on the plexiglass and estimate how
thick it would need to be.
Posted by Ludovicus on April 22, 2009, 11:49 am
Precisely. The steel structure will support the weight of water. The
slabs are small say, four square meters .
Supposing a maximum gap between domes of 2.5 meters, I think its
maybe of half an inch.
Polycarbonate is stronger and translucent than plexiglass.
Posted by Martin Riddle on April 19, 2009, 3:01 am
Posted by Eeyore on April 19, 2009, 12:18 pm
Martin Riddle wrote: