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Alcubierre Warp Drive (Advanced Warp Physics)
« on: 08/04/2014 15:45:40 »
First of all, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Eric, I've been dabbling in physics for the last ten years. No, I don't have a degree, and I work on computers mostly, but physics intrigue me. I am in no way, shape, or form a professor or expert at this, so what I'm about to share with you is simply an idea I conjured up and threw on an excel spreadsheet to see just what would happen. Anyone who's better at excel, you're free to dabble around here and hopefully fix some of my screw ups (because there are screwups).

Alright, so let's get to it, shall we? First of all, this is based off of the Alcubierre Warp Drive. This is not a discussion of whether a human could survive traveling within the warp drive (as some have pointed out, hawkin's radiation may actually kill a traveler, and/or stopping the ship may actually destroy a solar system). This is simply a discussion of "what if?".

Basically, here's the theory. First of all, the Alcubierre Warp Drive (AWD) says that by warping both the spacetime in front and behind a vessel, the warping of that space creates a push, going as fast as 10xC, and also bypasses the restrictions of time dilation. I took this idea, and I ran with it. WHAT IF we took the same idea, and wrapped it. What do I mean? I mean, we can layer warp bubbles and/or we could stack warp bubbles creating more thrust. The fact is this, whatever is within an AWD bubble is exempt from time dilation. That means that whatever is going on outside of the warp bubble doesn't really matter to us as long as it doesn't cause us to explode (fingers crossed). Now, we don't have to have all these warp bubble go 10xC, we only need our own initial one to. Basically, by attaching the bubbles to one another and putting a thrust engine inside each one that is capable of reaching speeds of close to C WITHIN a different bubble than our own, then time dilation WOULD happen within that bubble, but we will be safe from it within our own but have the benefit of its speeds since it's semi-connected with our own bubble. So, in essense, the more bubbles you attach to your own, the more xC you can go all the while being free from time dilation.

Now the fuel requirements for this will be enormous. You're looking at opening and maintaining hundreds if not thousands or even millions of AWD bubbles, THEN you're talking about running engines within them that also push out at close to C. That's a lot of energy and a lot of fuel.

But if this idea can be hashed out and someone with more brains worth a crap than my own can come along here and let's take a look at this, I think it might actually be, one day, a viable option for superluminous speeds. You're talk about at my described warp speed "7" (1million warp rings) being able to reach Andromeda in just 4.91 Days, or even the most distant galaxy to date (13100000000 LY) in just 25.71 days.

I'm going to upload this and post a link so others can use the excel spreadsheet I made. If a mod wants to check it out for viruses and whatnot, feel free to let users know it's safe after you check it out. I just want to get this idea out there in the public forum and see if some smart minds can hash out some things I didn't think of.

Thanks and let me know! Also, feel free to email me!

-Eric

newbielink:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1s7BUJczlUY4kDnASFFEO-d78T9gn0cz56gVTIwlubt4/edit?usp=sharing [nonactive]


 

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Re: Alcubierre Warp Drive (Advanced Warp Physics)
« Reply #1 on: 14/04/2014 20:15:21 »
No one wants to comment at all?
 

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Re: Alcubierre Warp Drive (Advanced Warp Physics)
« Reply #2 on: 15/04/2014 18:18:43 »
newbielink:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FZtEKiz9syFEQRZOK10D0YzBx9sf9JumfW8TW4wjujQ/edit?usp=sharing [nonactive]
Updated link.
 

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Re: Alcubierre Warp Drive (Advanced Warp Physics)
« Reply #3 on: 13/06/2014 15:01:44 »
With the new design of a possible starship in our future out there, what do you guys think of this idea? Could this perhaps open the door to traveling vast distances in a very short amount of time utilizing the Alcubierre Warp Drive model?
 

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Re: Alcubierre Warp Drive (Advanced Warp Physics)
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