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Re: Re: RE: RE: starship-design: Engine Parameters
In a message dated 10/15/98 8:30:29 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> From: KellySt@aol.com
>> In a message dated 10/13/98 7:24:34 AM, email@example.com wrote:
>> >Why does your car's speedometer read to over 70 mph? You never go that
>> >fast and would just get a ticket if you did.
>> Not in my area of the country.
>> >Because, the optimum cruise speed of the engine is less than the maximum
>> >speed, that why.
>> What does that meen? Why would you build a ship (spending all the extra
>> cost) to make it able to take a multi g boost? It has no practical benifit.
>Kelly, it is the other way round: you are designing a ship for
>optimal work at 1g (e.g., the best fuel efficiency, reliability, etc.).
>And then - bingo - it appears that such designed ship
>is capable to achieve 10g for some time
>(albeit with less efficiency). OK?
Not unless you want to assume structures all redesigned to take 10 times the
stress, and engines designed to 10 times the thrust?