Tuesday, November 6, 2007
cam simulation inconclusive
I raced home today because I knew the simulation would be finished. I have to admit one of the post titles I thought of while stuck in traffic was "pay no attention to the cam exploding on your left". That title was inspired by the numerous excessive energy warnings reported during the simulation, apparently from the shattering force of the cnts flying through the slab.
I am not sure if they should do that unless there are some parameters in the dynamics' code that basically says "if you are sitting on top of a monster diamondiod cam, run like hell!". I'll need to ask around about that one too. It could be a bug, but don't worry. That's part of what this is about.
I wanted to make sure I had some frames of the cam whizzing around, but it isn't exactly blurring.
Should I call this a success? The cam holds together and appears pretty rigid. I could design a more complicated test, like with forces pushing back on the cam. Any thoughts?
I haven't spent too much time building the double escape movement more, but I always get a rush of inspiration when stuff works, even like above.
A note for The Guy-DA says Boron Nitride performs a lot different at these scales, and we probably shouldn't bother with it to make something more rigid.