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by Billy Catringer
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 19874

First, let me apologize for my long absence. I had some paying work come in and I had to concentrate on it. Second, for those who missed it, I am making jackets and supports of the SC core from 5083-O aluminum, now, not stainless. This grade of aluminum gains strength as the temperature drops and it...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pearl Harbor ? A well used literary tool
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

I think Norman Rockwell said it all in one painting.

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by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66383

That's first rate work, Tombo. Bravo! Now let's see what the physicists think.
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 19874

I have a concern with the possible turbulence in the coolant. How fast is the LHe supposed to be pumped through this? Lots of sharp edges to form vorticies with... With good reason. While turbulence helps a great deal with heat exchange, it also causes an increase in head at the pumps. There are al...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 19874

KeithChard wrote:Nivarox and Glucydur are non magnetic low thermal expansion alloys used in watchmaking. I have not yet found if they are weldable, but if they are they could be suitable for the first wall. What a change of scale!


Thanks, Keith. I'll check 'em out.
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 19874

Your planning on wire EDM, right. You have to remember to take temperature compensation effects into account. Also plan for some kind of pressure relief in the system in case the N2 boils(not a good thing.) This is basically my best guess based on what I know. Right now I don't know if we'll be ins...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 19874

MSimon wrote:WOW!


Thanks, Chief. More on the way.
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Browncoats Engine of Choice
Replies: 36
Views: 8429

Oh, I miss the show, but I am not surprised that it was canceled. The plot and theme of the story ran contrary to the song and dance of both "liberals" and "conservatives". What I found intriguing about this schematic is that it is not for the Firefly Class freighter used in the ...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: looking for an equation, where is the main FAQ for polywell?
Replies: 105
Views: 28943

Some of us have been trying to work up a FAQ. Why don't you post your list of questions since you are newly exposed to the subject. Then we will have a useful list to work from.
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Browncoats Engine of Choice
Replies: 36
Views: 8429

Browncoats Engine of Choice

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by Billy Catringer
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Extra Fabulouous Super Duper Really Cool Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 2835

They claim that this thing will not produce any radioactive waste, but I cannot see how that would be possible. Billy... take another look at the contempt dripping from the thread's title: "Extra Fabulouous Super Duper Really Cool Fusion" I suspect Simon agrees with you about this... :twi...
by Billy Catringer
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Toroids with Wing-Like Internal Structure.
Replies: 51
Views: 19874

Changed the material to Aluminum 5083-O. This called for thicker ribs and spars. Finally figured out an efficient way to make meshes with holes in Blender. Let's see, I have twelve pieces left to do and some modifications to two of the pieces shown in this picture. Also, I finally doped out a assemb...
by Billy Catringer
Fri Mar 27, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Extra Fabulouous Super Duper Really Cool Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 2835

They claim that this thing will not produce any radioactive waste, but I cannot see how that would be possible. It will produce neutrons and that will activate the Pd turning it into radioactive isotopes of Pd, Ag, and Rh. The neutrons will also produce tritium from the lithium salts.
by Billy Catringer
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Wage - From another topic
Replies: 43
Views: 6710

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. Thomas Jefferson == As to names. Simon is my real name. M. is my first initial. You can find out what it stands for. Because the truth is out there. But I'm not going to tell. S...
by Billy Catringer
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Wage - From another topic
Replies: 43
Views: 6710


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