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I am a professional SQL Server, VB .NET, MS Office developer with experience in SQL Server to 2008R2, VS to 2010 and Office to 2013.


Apr
21
comment Was Titanic's captain's decision correct?
@Floris, From what I remember, your answer seems to cover everything. A freewheeling propeller acts as a brake, and it would reduce water flow over the rudder. My feeling is that it may have been better to have reduced the RPMs on the center propeller rather than stopping it altogether.
Apr
17
comment Was Titanic's captain's decision correct?
@Floris, I saw/heard the reference about the center propeller on a TV documentary about Titanic some years ago. I'm afraid that while I remember the fact, I don't remember the title of the documentary.
Apr
15
comment Was Titanic's captain's decision correct?
Another interesting physics-based fact about Titanic was that it was a triple propeller design. When attempting to rapidly turn a multiple propeller ship, the propeller on the side it is turning to is run in reverse. However, Titanic's middle propeller acted as a kind of brake, slowing the turn. Had Titanic been a double or quad propeller ship, the chances of it avoiding the iceberg altogether would have been much higher, and the damage if it had hit would have been less. This is why odd multiple propeller ships are now rare.
Apr
15
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