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Most recent answer: 03/01/2014
Q:
I understand g-forces but what would would happen to the blood if the subject was spinning around and around would this offset the g forces?
- James Connelly (age 72)
Hernando, MS. U.S.A.
A:

Hello James,

Spinning would not help counteract the g-forces in fact it could make things worse. The  g-forces are due to straight line acceleration.  Spinning will produce forces perpendicular to the spin axis.  Sometimes it will add to the g-force, sometimes it will subtract but you can't subtract out all the linear g-forces.

 

LeeH


(published on 03/01/2014)

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