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Re: Fuel capacity of Honorverse ships
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:15 pm

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Why bother with compressing fusion fuel?

Allocating one million cubic meters of volume for fuel tanks is not problematic for ships that are described as over a kilometer long.

robert132 wrote:
I was thinking hydrogen / deuterium compressed to near metallic densities.
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Re: Fuel capacity of Honorverse ships
Post by kzt   » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:44 pm

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TFLYTSNBN wrote:When detonated in an atmosphere, nuclear weapons effects scale with the inverse cube function because of atmospheric attenuation of thermal and nuclear radiation as well as shockwaves.

When detonated in space where there is no medium to absorb energy, the effects should be an inverse square function.

Yeah, you are right, the surface area is an r^2 function.
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