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Mathematical model of wetsuit's buoyancy


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Posted by I_AM on March 31, 2007 at 16:55:43:

Hi,
I am researching the mathematical model for the buoyancy of a wetsuit and I was wondering if anyone out there had already researched this subject.

More specifically I am trying to figure out how a wetsuit will change its buoyancy characteristics with depth.

On first approximation one could think that the model is linear (air trapped in the wetsuit get compressed proportionally to pressure at depth) ..... but .... it seems to me that, in addition to air, there are other materials in the wetsuit that might get compressed in a non linear way.

Any suggestion?

Thanks

AM



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