The distance a bullet travels through water depends on the shape and initial velocity of the round. Generally, the faster a round is moving, the less distance it travels underwater. Likewise, blunt-tip bullets retain more velocity underwater than their pointed counterparts.
Continue ReadingPointed-tip rounds with a muzzle velocity of 1,000 feet per second travel between 2 and 15 feet, although they are slowed enough that they are non-fatal beyond 3 feet. Similarly, pointed-tip rounds fired at 2,500, 2,800 or 3,000 feet per second will fragment in the first three feet, thus having a negligible travel distance. Blunt-tip rounds with a muzzle velocity between 900 and 2,000 feet per second can travel up to 8 feet and still be fatal; beyond that they are slowed.
Learn more about Motion & MechanicsThe formula of linear velocity is v = x / t, where "v" denotes the velocity, "x" represents the total distance covered and "t" indicates the amount of time it takes to cover "x." In physics, linear velocity refers to an object's speed as it moves along a straight line.
Full Answer >Speed is also known as velocity, and it is calculated by dividing the distance traveled by the amount of time it took to cover that distance. This is expressed as a standard equation: V = D / T.
Full Answer >A 1-inch PVC pipe handles 58 gallons of water a minute at a peak velocity flow of about 18 feet per second. This is equivalent to 3,510 gallons per hour.
Full Answer >A circulating water pump works just as any centrifugal pump works: by turning an impeller to increase the velocity of a fluid as it passes over the impeller vanes. The high-velocity water is turned into high-pressure water when going through the diffusion part of the casing. The most common casing design is the vertical in-line type.
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