Lots of companies around Newcastle build machinery for the offshore industry – footings for wind turbines, robots to lay or inspect cables, and more. Testing machines designed to be used underwater isn’t just a case of dunking them in water. You also have to think about pressure.
This worksheet takes students through concepts and calculations about pressure in a fluid, and introduces local engineering company Tyne Subsea, whose hyperbaric chambers are used to test underwater machinery.
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This resource was produced as part of the FutureMe project.