- Mar 7, 2016
Well David, you are right that animations are not reality, but the 23 degree angle I believe was pulled from when the ship would have maximum stress... As in, where the ship would most likely break up. However, it does not mean that the ship couldn't break up earlier.Animations are not reality. At best, they are second or third hand assumptions with the expected errors and mistakes of such work. Not to make fun of the animators, but few of them have done as much research into Titanic as they have into computer programs, pixels, and wot-not. Take them for what they are, and not for factual presentations.
Look at the image just above. The stern is up in the air like the nose of a dirigible. However, from scientific analysis of the ship's hull girder strength, that's really impossible. A positive trim by the stern of 13 to 15 degrees takes the girder into the failure zone. That's the trim of Titanic when Lightoller walked into the sea and noticed that the crow's nest was still above water. How does that bit of reality fit into the typical animation? Hmmm...
-- David G. Brown
Though, where did they pull the 23 degree from? From what I remember, wasn't the angle at which the stress on the hull was at it's peak about 12-15 degrees?