Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

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Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by Jim_R » July 4th, 2011, 7:48 pm

Preliminary Thread for Keep The Heat


Some Questions are, how similar is this going to be to Keep the Heat? Same, similar with minor changes, or major changes?
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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by harryk » July 4th, 2011, 7:52 pm

Well if it is very similar, I'm wondering what people's designs used to be like? Just heavy duty foam insulation or were there some unusual tricks?
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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by Schrodingerscat » July 4th, 2011, 8:59 pm

If the device will be still scored in the same way as the trial rules, it appears mass will be as much of a factor as the thermal insulation. The best devices will likely require a careful thickness of insulation to balance temperature loss and mass.

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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by starpug » July 5th, 2011, 5:12 am

chalker wrote:For example, Keep the Heat is going to be called Thermodynamics Lab for Division C next year. It's virtually the same rules as the division B version of the event, which will be called Keep the Heat
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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by chalker » July 5th, 2011, 9:43 am

starpug wrote:
chalker wrote:For example, Keep the Heat is going to be called Thermodynamics Lab for Division C next year. It's virtually the same rules as the division B version of the event, which will be called Keep the Heat
So...yeah

Just to clarify, the C and B division rules we've come up with are very similar to each other. However there are some significant changes from the trial rules that were run years ago.

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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by geekychic13 » July 10th, 2011, 10:15 am

Okay, I'm not really sure what this is since I haven't heard of it before, but it looks really cool. Could anyone please explain, because I really want to do it but I'm not sure how. I read all the threads on this forum, but they weren't much help. :) Thnx
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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by Infinity Flat » July 10th, 2011, 10:34 am

geekychic13 wrote:Okay, I'm not really sure what this is since I haven't heard of it before, but it looks really cool. Could anyone please explain, because I really want to do it but I'm not sure how. I read all the threads on this forum, but they weren't much help. :) Thnx
Well, based on the trial rules for this event from a couple years ago (Keep the Heat), we expect there to be two parts: pre-building some kind of insulation device that keeps some water hot, and a test on thermodynamics.
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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by geekychic13 » July 10th, 2011, 3:19 pm

Thanks : P
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geekychic13 wrote:Okay, I'm not really sure what this is since I haven't heard of it before, but it looks really cool. Could anyone please explain, because I really want to do it but I'm not sure how. I read all the threads on this forum, but they weren't much help. :) Thnx
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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by ramkumar » July 12th, 2011, 3:21 am

Keep the Heat is going to be called Thermodynamics Lab for Division! Are you sure?

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Re: Preliminary:Thermodynamics Lab

Post by Infinity Flat » July 12th, 2011, 10:48 am

ramkumar wrote:Keep the Heat is going to be called Thermodynamics Lab for Division! Are you sure?
This is what chalker said in a different post, yes. He's one of the main people involved with crafting the event rules and such, so I'd trust him on this. If I remember correctly, Division B will still be called "Keep the Heat."
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