The simulation of Movement 114 is 30% complete after 52 hours. And in the spirit of the last post here are a couple other things that are not exactly frame worthy. The first is rather technical. If that's not your thing, scroll past it for something very embarrassing.
First an honest attempt at measuring the modulus of rigidity of a carbon nanotube. I had intended to post this to see if anyone knows why it went so horribly wrong.
I used this equation for the modulus of rigidity: G = (TL)/(Jθ)
Here T is torque = 500e-9 N-m
L is length of the tube = 24.51e-10 m
J is the polar moment of inertia. Here I used (π /32)[(d1-d2)^4]. d1-d2 would be the thickness of the tube. For this I looked up the covalent radius of carbon (77pm) and multiplied it by two to get the diameter of the carbon atom and subsequently the thickness of the tube.
θ is the amount of twist the torque accomplished. I used a jig to measure this and it came out to 12.3 degrees or 0.21 radians.
When you do this arithmetic you get a ridiculous answer, something like a billion-trillion Gpa.
Anybody see anything I didn't?
And before I decided to totally redesign Movement 114, in a moment of desperation, I was actually considering something like this:
Yes those are carbon nanotube halves bonded to the rack. I sure hope the new design works...