Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thermographic camera for more "band science"
It is a known fact that slingshot bands convert thermical energy into kinetic energy. If you draw out a band and touch it with your upper lip, you can FEEL it is warm. After the shot, the bands return to normal temperatures.
Physically, the heat is generated by inner friction, but also drawn from the environment (air). When the shot falls, this heat is at least in part given back to the environment.
In order to visualize this effect, I have booked two days with a very expensive thermographic camera, the Jenoptic Varioscan 3021 ST.
Here is the data sheet of the device:
Check out the pdf file
The precision is a fraction of a centigrade (0.03 Kelvin), resolution is 360x240. This should be good enough to show the effect. Of course, I will use it on tubes, tapered and non tapered flats.
Can't wait! Camera should arrive on the 14th of January.
Posted by The Slingshot Channel at 4:57 PM