Gallium, High thermal mass

  • G-LinuxorU
    8th September Member 0 Permalink

    I like this element, the heat absorption effect was something I wanted CRMC to do.

  • Catelite
    9th September Moderator 0 Permalink
    I mean, the function of storing heat and pressure and releasing it doesn't observe any sort of conservation whatsoever. =P

    Also, can we have a specific heat function like this in an element that isn't just a pale gray liquid?
  • Kevino36
    10th September Member 0 Permalink

    So, this breaks thermodynamics? I can see infinite heat machines being made with this... Also, gallium is a (low temperature melting) solid.

  • jombo23
    10th September Member 0 Permalink
    What in the [POTATO]. Seriously where do you come up with creating and destroying heat.

    It takes 4 times as much heat to heat it just as it takes 4 times as much cool to cool it.
    Edited once by jacob1. Last: 10th September
  • zaccybot2
    10th September Member 0 Permalink

    Wow, you got pretty angry pretty fast.. 

     

    I understand what you mean, but currently, TPT has no concept of energy, just temperature. There's no way to express in an element (currently) that four times the energy will heat it up by the same amount - I don't think so, at least. 

    Edit:

    Oh you already coded it? Never mind then, in that case, I think this is a pretty great idea. 

    Edited once by zaccybot2. Last: 10th September
  • jacob1
    10th September Developer 0 Permalink
    @jombo23 (View Post)
    btw, it definitely creates and destroys heat by TPT standards. Which i'm fine with, because not much else does that. It's very obvious if you look at the code, it's manually adding or subtracting from .temp without doing the opposite to another particle. That definitely breaks thermodynamics.
  • jombo23
    10th September Member 0 Permalink

    No it's not. Materials in real life have different amounts of thermal mass. It acts the same way.

     

    It doesn't break the laws of anything.

     

    If it took 20c to heat one particle to 5c, but only takes 5c to cool it 20c, then it does.

     

    Why don't you try heating up a cubic meter of steel with a cubic meter of air. Even if that air is 10000c, that steel is only gonna change a few degrees

     

    You guys are crazy

  • jacob1
    10th September Developer 0 Permalink
    @jombo23 (View Post)
    I don't want to argue with this you. I'm talking only about TPT, not real life. In TPT physics the code is literally telling it to create or destroy heat, to simulate thermal mass. Thermal mass is not a property currently simulated in TPT, this would be the first element to do this.

    I would still consider it realistic, it's attempting to simulate this property in the best way it can.
  • Kevino36
    10th September Member 0 Permalink

    Calm down, this is a game. If someone doesn't like your ideas, it's not the end of the world.

  • jombo23
    10th September Member 0 Permalink

    No it's not that, it's the idea that people can't comprehend a basic mechanic of the real world.

     

    A small misconception will mess up everyone's idea of the element.