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Old 02-19-2020, 01:37 PM   #591 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:13 PM   #592 (permalink)
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I would love to see what that kind of work would do to the Zero Motorcycles swing arm and frame.
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How about the wheels?


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Look neat, probably very strong... but how about aero?
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That was my first thought, when I saw these - and I'm sure they can have a smooth cover added. That cover is needed on almost any wheel, so combined with these wheels, it be the lightest way to go.
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The AI software was just following instructions. If aerodynamics was factored as much as light weight, the result might be very different.

My concern would be damage. Over-optimized = fragile.
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Could a wheel be made of aircrete? It has enormous compressive strength, though I don't know if it would break apart from centrifugal forces.
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Too much tensile stresses. You might be able to cast a disk onto the AI-optimized wheel for aerodynamics.

I'd be looking to weaving basalt fibers under the optimizer's control.



Basalt fiber [is_greater_than] carbon fiber for stressed parts.
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That is amazing, how they are controlling the shape with with the way it is woven together.

Basalt fiber wheel cover?
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I can only surmise it's some sort of [Clarkian*] magic.

I like https://www.basalt.guru/ for information on basalt but he hasn't posted since last October. Technical comparisons are here: https://smarter-building-systems.com...g-basalt-faqs/



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