100 TON DOME SINKING ON BOTTOM OF OCEAN FLOOR .............
Will this dome still be there in the morning? Who calculated the total weight factor of 100 tons of metel and steel with no floor vs the ground floor ocean stability for weight factor for any length of time.Wait for pictures coming.
First it wont sink straight down,it will sink on a angle given the softness of area on a particular side of the box which presents a real problem.If this occurs it would eventually topple ove r to that side of the structure damaging the shut-off valve on the ocean floor.Besides the calculations of the 60ft structure were built on a intake value from the oil gushing out and if you reduce the total area of volunm inside the box the in-coming oil would exceed the amount being drawn out by BP and this box would burst with the overwelming oil in-coming and pressure under the water.Hope it stays in place,but that part of the ocean floor is muddy untill the sediment is hit many feet down.
I am sure you wish it to be true, but didn't you notice the plates extended outward about 15 feet up from the bottom of the cofferdam? Their specific purpose was to arrest the downward action and their area was calculated precisely to the weight of the cofferdam.
Those little plates will not prevent this overweight contracption from sinking into the ocean floor.This was a bad idea from the start,however I was hoping it would work.Putting i-beams thru-out the iside could of made a huge difference but thats too late.GODSPEED.