I’ve been looking for real-life examples of suction-based weapons or weapons that work like a vacuum, violently sucking up the surrounding matter, but my search hasn’t generated any decent results. The closest thing I found were cases of swimmers being eviscerated to death by high-pressured pool drains, sucking their internal organs out via suction.
I want something that operates like that but covers a bigger radius. I imagine this weapon would have to be pretty large in size (thinking maybe the size of a tank) in order to suck things into it like a vortex, but I would appreciate it if someone more knowledgeable in physics/science could help assist me with how exactly this would be designed.
The way I visualize it is either something like a giant circular panel/drain on the floor that, once activated, violently sucks up everything in the room surrounding it, or something like that orb-shaped pod in the movie The Fly, but obviously much larger in scale. However, I am open to any alternative ideas for how this could be designed as long as it’s “realistic” (obviously, most fiction requires you to suspend your disbelief, but I want something that could at least be plausible from a historical-fiction perspective, like the Demon’s Core experiment or Chernobyl)
EDIT: For context, the story I’m writing is about a fake physicist w/ forged credentials who is mocked by the scientific community for their bizarre theories about generating and weaponizing black holes for military use. They are dubbed as a “wannabe sci-fi writer” and “pseudoscientist.” In an attempt to prove them wrong, they try building an actual black hole generator which they can present to the scientists, who are invited to come to the lab for a demonstration. During the demonstration, one of the scientists volunteers to go into the testing chamber with the machine. The testing chamber door is shut and sealed, and a button is pressed, activating the 747 jet engine beneath the floor. The victim, along with a few objects in the room are violently sucked into the vessel of the machine and eviscerated as if by a pool drain. The audience scrambles to alert security, while the creator insists the person’s body was sucked into a different dimension by a vortex. Police come, tear up the floor to find a reservoir of ground up matter (and organs), and promptly arrest the machine’s creator. In reality, all they really built was just a giant high-tech vacuum, but it’s their delusional belief that they created a real black hole that has them sent to a mental asylum as opposed to a prison
As far as the design of the testing chamber (for those wondering the scale/radius), I imagine the room to be dome shaped, going 12’ in each direction from the center, with the part of the machine above the floor taking up about half of the floor’s 24-foot diameter. As for the height of the machine, the diameter of the vessel opening, etc. I’ll leave that up to you guys to do the math on