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How would you evaluate the viability of this system?

By AnsuGisalas ·
A machine needs to have fuel piped to various locations, and the pipes need to be flexible, so there's a risk of ruptures.
Fuel line pressure loss would make the whole machine malfunction, and the leaking fluids would be a problem too.
So, they add a sealant to the fuel, making the leaking fluid gunk up when in contact with air, stoppering the rupture point... in theory.
How's it going to work in practice?

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Simple

by santeewelding In reply to How would you evaluate th ...

"Flexible" and "bulletproof" are not antithetical. Spend more.

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Bulletproof, indeed. Interesting schism.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Simple

One: Don't let it break.
Two: If it breaks, let it fix itself.
The former is fitting for the unique, the latter for the swarms.

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I half-thought

by santeewelding In reply to Bulletproof, indeed. Inte ...

You were talking about human platelet agglomeration.

How far away is our science from something like braided titanium, doped or self-supplied with appropriate enzymes, or whatever?

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Twas tricky

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I half-thought

to fog up the issue enough for a comparison to be born.
There's a way to go before we get there.
I think, even if we could engineer all the microscopic parts, we'd have a hard time getting a self-sustaining system to work. Finding out which parts impact the system, and in which ways, becomes tricky once the unique parts number in the millions.

Funnily, some take this as proof (!) of intelligent design...

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You are as subject to lapse

by santeewelding In reply to Twas tricky

As am I. You don't need the "a" before "comparison" (I catch myself much). This is not a minor consideration. We risk, when we do that, inconscious descent into the eighth level of ****. With everything else going on in your life, you don't need that.

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A sticky mess

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How would you evaluate th ...

Everywhere near the Ruptures and the motor doesn't run as where the fuel is injected it turns into a glunky mess?

Mind you it would help no end to know what the fuel actually was and what the machine is supposed to do.

I would then speak to the Fitter in charge of it and fix the current reason for the breakdown.

Col

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Good answers, and good question...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to A sticky mess

The fuel in question turns out to be blood - good thing we grow by ourselves, and are not built by engineers, huh?

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Also a good thing never to have a Mechanical Engineer

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Good answers, and good qu ...

Around a Medical Person. I used to say Well Doctor it's like this I know nothing about Medicine but what you are suggesting is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

Good way to impress a Senior Orthopedic Surgeon who thinks that they are trying to help you. :^0

Of course his suggestions where stupid and that helped no end.

Col

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This

by AnsuGisalas In reply to How would you evaluate th ...

is to keep the spoiler off the top of the list, never mind.
<a href=http://www.ooze.com/finger/html/foriegn.html>Have a nice summer</a>

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