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What team will be first to use? Extraordinary new material shows zero heat expansion


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#1 Beamer

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 12:52

New material found with zero thermal expansion from 4 to 1400k !
https://t.co/r7BzpPX0F4
https://t.co/XjvQm0qNaC

Scarbs twitter:

https://twitter.com/...8100283395?s=19

Edited by Beamer, 13 June 2021 - 12:52.


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#2 Afterburner

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 12:57

Hm, tungsten is not a light element. I definitely see the aerospace applications but I’m not sure where you’d be using this on a race car when racing engineers freak out over literal fractions of a kilogram. :lol:

But I’m not an engineer by trade!

#3 OvDrone

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 13:09

Mercedes obviously, so they stop getting burnt by all the Bottas memes and Horner's passive aggressive voodoo.



#4 NixxxoN

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 13:14

Key thing here: how expensive it is to produce



#5 Singularity

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 13:19

Ah, the good old Scalwo. We used to play with it as kids, before the accident.



#6 Beamer

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 14:46

Hm, tungsten is not a light element. I definitely see the aerospace applications but I’m not sure where you’d be using this on a race car when racing engineers freak out over literal fractions of a kilogram. :lol:

But I’m not an engineer by trade!


Im no chemist, so no clue about weight 🤣

Just thought that scarbs tweeting this was a clue....

#7 SlipperyDiff

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Posted 13 June 2021 - 16:30

Interesting but for F1 it's not on the list of allowable materials. Tungsten in alloys is also prohibited.  In view of the future cost restrictions I wonder if any new exotic and expensive material will appear.


Edited by SlipperyDiff, 13 June 2021 - 16:31.


#8 Nemo1965

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 12:15

Is pykrete on the list of allowable materials? I am asking for a friend...



#9 Paa

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 16:09

Just curious... Where and how and in what ways would such material be beneficial in an F1 car?

Not trolling, I'm geniunely interested

#10 Widefoot2

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 17:14

Just curious... Where and how and in what ways would such material be beneficial in an F1 car?

Not trolling, I'm geniunely interested

There's a lot of questions before we know what it can really be used for, but if the mechanical properties are appropriate think fuel injector nozzles that have a constant flow performance because they never change size/mating tolerance with temperature delta.

 

One comment I read indicated it's a ceramic, not a metal alloy.  Still an interesting material...