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tyrannosaurus bataar eggs
Mikiel presented some more details on the eggs in question.
Using these dimensions etc I was able to take a nominal egg
of 17 inches and a squashed 7 or 8 inch (that is a "real"
diameter of about 8 or 9 cms).using these dimensions one
would get a diameter to thickness ratio (D/T)of 40.6, pretty
hefty. It is only the diameter and the thickness that give
strength to squashing, called hoop strength.
I then got out a chicken egg that measured 1.75 inches in
diameter and had a thickness of 0.028 inches for a D/T value
of 62.5. This would show less strength than the dino. Just
for the hell of it a modern submarine has a nominal D/T of
about 150-200 depending on the material. Based on this I
don't really think that the T.Bataar egg is all that weak. If
it were also leathery then it would tend to be tougher but
not stronger, that is it would deform before breaking
providing more protection from breaking.
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