A2_6 A flawed Halo

James Forster, Mark Bryan, Alex Stone


In this paper the forces acting on a Halo installation from the popular 'Halo' series of games is examined to determine the maximum structural flaw size that could occur before critical structural failure and the destruction of the ring. The results imply any flaw of size at least 3.86*10^4m will result in the ring tearing itself apart, a worryingly low value for a structure of this size without some sort of new exceptionally strong material to make such a construct feasible.

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