But after you get past the following four steps a dozen or so times, why do you need to keep doing it ?
1. Goat in
2. Goat goes mental
3. Goat dies
4. Autopsy on dead goat, if it hasn't exploded all over inside of capsule
The UK Ministry of Defence is to cease experiments involving goats in compression chambers, it has announced. The British forces now believe they have all the data they need regarding the likely effects of different decompression regimes, making further testing unnecessary. For the past 11 months, UK animal decompression …
So why are they stopping it? Sounds GREAT!
I could do that all day, although my research would be quite different:
See what conditions produce the most amusing results.
How does the number of goats crammed in the chamber affect the laughter of the spectators?
Which breeds of goats produce the funnyiest deaths?
The list goes on :D
Dead vulture is the closest to a dead goat i could find
Ignoring all the flippant comment there are a vast number of variables involved in decompression and research has a long way yet to go. For one there are limitless gas mixes to use, Air, Nitrox, Oxegen, TriMix, HeliOx, HeliAir, mixes of Hydrogen and Oxygen and any mix of the aforementioned. (As long as there is less than 8-10% O2 in the HydoOx is not explosive).
More and more civilian divers are now exploring extreme profiles and need all the data they can get for safe dives (although admittedly anything Haslar found out recently will not be in the civy world for a while). They are also contributing to better chamber treatments for those who do get bent.
Deco research has also moved beyond pushing it till the goats are bent (fnarr fnarr) then backing off a little. Now ultrasound doplar detectors are used to detect gas phase (bubbles) loading at sub clinical levels.
I for one shall mourn the loss of our caprine colleagues.
I chose the Vulture that forgot to breath out when he ascended
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