A4_7 Who's up for a Ride on the Volcano?

Christopher Thomas Pain, Emma Miriam Thomas, Kerry Marie Ballantine, Katherine Esther Ward


Using Bernoulli's theorem for incompressible fluids we calculate the required pressure and velocity of gas and ash in a volcanic eruption chamber needed to propel Manny the mammoth skywards out of a lava-filled crater. We calculate that a pressure of 14.7 MPa, and an outflow velocity of 112.6$ ms^-1 are required.

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