Wednesday, April 16, 2008
well, maybe I need a tighter tube
If the sleeve is propelled by phonons from the narrow tube, I need to come up with something else. You can see the seem where I split and anchored the tube (a potential problem). Everything to the left is at 200 K and everything to the right, including the sleeve, (maybe another problem) is at 500 K. Plus since this sim is in a vacuum, I would need to ensure there is some physical contact between the two tubes. It doesn't look like there is, and maybe my temp gradient is too steep. I need a nice scale from crazy vibrations pushing to moderate vibrations pushing to minimal vibrations?
A lot of stuff to consider.