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by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

I can't speak to the physics, Scupperer, but I can tell you that getting coolant to those nubs is a hairy business unlikely to succeed. Without coolant, they are useless. Also, the horseshoe shaped ones you drew would not make for good tension members. They would impose torque on the shells they are...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

Couple of layman comments. 24 standoffs/ four per magnet? Why not three, good tripod support. The standoffs could be further reinforced with cross bracing if needed, so long as everything was kept in the shadow(?). Or, as I suggested in another thread, keep the joints, but arch them further from th...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pearl Harbor ? A well used literary tool
Replies: 18
Views: 3885

Billy, you make it sound like the Japanese Imp Army got a bloody nose in Russia, and then passed the fight off to the Navy. Because that is exactly what happened. Zukoff..er...Zuhkov?...was still in Siberia at the time and he gave the Imperial Army a right smart butt-kickin' so they retreated back ...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

Plus the standoffs can be kept in the shadow. Yeah 24 standoffs aint my first choice either. Back to WB-7.1, I wonder what Nebel will do with no nubs... Standoffs? Or just better nubs that electrons dont like..... ? That's a good question. My guess is that he will try to insulate them some how. Sta...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pearl Harbor ? A well used literary tool
Replies: 18
Views: 3885

I have studied WW2 ops Roger and from what I learned the Admirals would really have liked to have about 2 or 3 more CVs in the Pacific early on. What Admiral wouldn't say that? Gimme a break. Plus so much of the fleet had been moved to the Atlantic, of course those Admirals want their boats back. A...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Learning Blender
Replies: 12
Views: 4590

Once you have a somewhat better than slippery grip on Blender's interface, you will find this excellent tutorial to be of great use: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/r.burke2/precision_modelling1.html Come to that, this tutorial does a decent job of getting you through the interface as well as helping y...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

Whats wrong with standoffs like the 4 that held up Wb-6? Tapered cylinders IIRC. Nothing, except now we will have to use 24 of them, four for each torus. The 2 meter magnets are too large, too heavy and too powerful to be held together the way the WB6 magrid was held together. I was not sure that w...
by Billy Catringer
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:13 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

You will want to load this onto fresh new hardware, preferably 64 bit.
by Billy Catringer
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

by Billy Catringer
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

I am submitting a description of my vision of a design which does not have tension supports as requested by Billy Catringer. Sorry, Billy, I have no pictures, so I will do my best to describe my idea. Ed, I greatly appreciate you're taking a hand in this, make no mistake about it. You want six 2 me...
by Billy Catringer
Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: proton boron 11 fusion / fission shielding
Replies: 42
Views: 11890

Re: 2X4

A lot of the dimensions used in the US construction trade are that way because of tradition and ease of getting material, not because there's anything inherently good about it. Well no. A 2X4 is actually 2X4 rough cut. It is when it becomes finished lumber (faces planed) that the dimensions shrink....
by Billy Catringer
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

Thanks, Betruger. Here is the first one. The SC Core has a radius of 1m from the center of the torus to the center line of the coil. I may revisit this after making some changes to the support design I had in mind. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3309/3332968375_078848152d_o.jpg This version of the b...
by Billy Catringer
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: Design
Topic: Is There an Optimal Size for Magrid Casings?
Replies: 339
Views: 66814

I would rather fight the problems of bending a multilayer stackup than to try to cram in the multilayer Y's & T's and sew it all up by hand. Yours is of course the obvious design path. What? You mean the links I posted didn't work? Lemme see can I bring 'em here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WB7.1 Contract Awarded March 3, 2009
Replies: 124
Views: 33878

I was not saying that the wars are big or small. I was just saying that the US was still fighting in wars (no matter how small). So a Pax (as in peace) Americana does not exist. You can turn it whatever way you like. Btw, I am not sure that "war light" is the right thing to do. If you don...
by Billy Catringer
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: proton boron 11 fusion / fission shielding
Replies: 42
Views: 11890

Which makes the sun about 1 1/8" long, I know. Too bad we didn't have sense enough to make the inch = 1/10 of a foot, huh?

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