P2_11 Fuselage Holes

Alexander Buccheri, Jasdeep Anand, Iain Weaver, Micheal Gorley


This article looks at how long it would take the air to evacuate an aeroplane if the fuselage developed a hole, imposed under incompressible constraints. We find that the time for depressurisation, as a function of hole size, follows a linear, inverse power law.


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