ANST - ansteorra V2 #456 (a correction)
s_hertzberg at hotmail.com
Thu Mar 22 12:07:49 PST 2001
Here are Gwenneth's comments about what I wrote. I made a mistake, but she
is correcting me. Sorry, I am not an engineer, she is. Hope this makes
> > >Ok, the design is actually a good one. The idea should make the bolts
> > >longer and not get torn up as fast. Not sure about the bouce back.
> > >Gwenneth said that it may be because more force is transferring to the
> > >target (hitting harder) therefore less bounce...
>No, no, no. More force means _more_ bounceback, unless the
>momentum is simply transferred _faster_ (force is not transferred,
>force is created by momentum transfer). More energy transfer
>(or dissipation) means less bounceback.
> > >or it might be just that it
> > >is disapating more energy in the bolt itself.
>Or energy dissipation in the target (like smashing plywood).
> > >The only real way to test
> > >it?
> > > Get some sucker...er "volunteer" *grin*, have them stand at a proper
> > >range
> > >and shoot at them. Get a report of how hard the different types of
> > >hit.
> > >
> > >One problem with the design, though. The way the foam works is that it
> > >compresses (ie. pushed air out of the way). With the tool dip, there
> > >nowhere for the air to go. You might want to think about pushing a few
> > >holes into the head, giving the air a path out. Does that make sense?
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