Ship Design Philosophy

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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby locarno24 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:46 am

If it is stable once metallicised (is that a word?), that'll be incredible. Plus, makes LHyd Storage a lot more efficient....
Understand that I'm not advocating violence.
I'm just saying that it's highly effective and I strongly recommend using it.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby wbnc » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:32 am

locarno24 wrote:If it is stable once metallicised (is that a word?), that'll be incredible. Plus, makes LHyd Storage a lot more efficient....
I just wouldn't want to be around if you zapped a Dton of metallic hydrogen with a particle beam...it might get...interesting.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:45 pm

Spaceship: Rescue Ball

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Complete with LED boots for increased visibility.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:52 pm

Spaceships: Acceleration Couching

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Notice business class seating; you can really stretch your legs and not have to hop over anyone on your way to the facilities.

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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby wbnc » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:17 pm

Condottiere wrote:Spaceships: Acceleration Couching
Notice business class seating; you can really stretch your legs and not have to hop over anyone on your way to the facilities.

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kind of cozy for a red eye special :D
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:48 am

Seems obvious in hindsight, off set seating.

Going by Dumarest, we know the Traveller iteration of cattle class.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:09 pm

Starships: Chariots of the Gods

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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:33 pm

Spaceships: Engineering

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This is how gravitic motors function.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:31 am

Spaceships: Hull

Graphene (/ˈɡræf.iːn/)[1][2] is an allotrope of carbon in the form of a two-dimensional, atomic-scale, hexagonal lattice in which one atom forms each vertex. It is the basic structural element of other allotropes, including graphite, charcoal, carbon nanotubes and fullerenes. It can also be considered as an indefinitely large aromatic molecule, the ultimate case of the family of flat polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Graphene and its band structure and Dirac Cones, effect of a grid on doping
Graphene has many unusual properties. It is about 200 times stronger than the strongest steel. It conducts heat and electricity very efficiently and is nearly transparent.[3] Graphene also shows a large and nonlinear diamagnetism,[4] even greater than graphite, and can be levitated by Nd-Fe-B magnets.

Scientists have theorized about graphene for years. It has likely been unknowingly produced in small quantities for centuries, through the use of pencils and other similar applications of graphite. It was originally observed in electron microscopes in 1962, but only studied while supported on metal surfaces.[5] The material was later rediscovered, isolated and characterized in 2004 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov at the University of Manchester.[6][7] Research was informed by existing theoretical descriptions of its composition, structure and properties.[8] High-quality graphene proved to be surprisingly easy to isolate, making more research possible. This work resulted in the two winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010 "for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene."[9]

The global market for graphene is reported to have reached $9 million by 2012 with most sales in the semiconductor, electronics, battery energy and composites industries.[10]
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:19 pm

Spaceships: Armaments and Spine Mounted Ball Bearings

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYNCGZCul1Q

Working model of a railgun.

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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:20 am

Spaceships: Hold The Door!

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Cutting edge technology.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:10 pm

Spaceships: Smallcraft stateroom Manhattan variant

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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Jak Nazryth » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:53 pm

Hey.. a perfect rendering of the common space in a Scout Courier! ;)
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:24 pm

Spaceships: Renewable Propulsion

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zITD0hazJGk

We're obviously missing out on a cheap available form of power.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:04 pm

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Ion cannon battery.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby wbnc » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:04 pm
Ion cannon battery.
Looks like the MIB or X-com got a serious boost in firepower.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:31 pm

Spaceships: Accommodating the Crew

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You can always use a technological level nine adhesive to superglue the bed to the wall.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:10 pm

Spaceships: Engineering

The Epstein Drive is a modified fusion drive invented by Solomon Epstein one hundred and fifty years before the start of Leviathan Wakes. It enabled humanity to travel from Earth and the inner planets, and colonize the Asteroid Belt and outer planets.

The drive utilizes magnetic coil exhaust acceleration to increase drive efficiency, which enables spaceships to sustain thrust throughout the entire voyage. A ship fitted with the efficient Epstein drive is able to run the drive continuously for acceleration to its goal and then after flipping at about the halfway point is able to run the drive continuously during deceleration. Previous engine designs used propellant less efficiently and could not be run long enough to achieve the high velocities that the Epstein drive permitted.
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Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:36 am

Spaceships: Accommodating the Crew

Or even building up the hull itself.

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