I have been wondering if members can get their own sub sections. I mean I want to research everything and ask questions about specific topics like strings in one section, forces and calculations in another, software in another...etc. This way I can ask questions about a custom bow I want to make.
I am finding that this sport will utilize many of my strengths and may help me learn to do things I am not good at like math. I like math, but do not understand it the way other people do. I see forces like percentages like this:
first percentage is the amount of movement that the limb travels whether it be different with draw or whatever. I would say to myself that the limb in it's current setup has X maximum distance traveled through the stroke. The next percentage is the maximum load, whether it be side loading through hand torque or with it's actual desired travel. These would be the maximum allowances before breakage and I would want them to be the biggest numbers I can make them.
Then you would have working percentages which are the forces that overlap and provide performance quality. Kinetic energy, for example, would be a percentage derived from the different aspects such as of draw weight, the distance traveled in any direction, and the maximum potential energy that is stored when drawn to the back wall. Speed would be made up of forces determining the speed the limb is capable of moving and is split into categories like aerodynamic resistance, the speed with which the limb can spring back from the fully drawn position before failure occurs, as well as the relationship between maximum forces slowing the limb and the maximum forces accelerating it.
The WHY of it;
That is nowhere near everything, but I don't know for sure how many groups I have. I would like to use this forum as something like a public design/building log. I might loose the ideas themselves to other companies, but I am not worried about that because I know I can eventually make the best bows in the world if I have enough people making comments and adding to the overall design process. Therefore, I can keep the manufacturing aspect and secrets to myself.
For instance, How light yet durable and strong could I make a riser that is in itself woven into a fractal from carbon fiber and kevlar yarns woven into a fractal from top to bottom that is made up of triangles and hexagons that make up spheres which happen to be the strongest shapes in the
LOL! See what I mean? Then I could show the parts of the bow as percentages of the overall functions which would include damping, strength, forces, and problem areas.
An example of a hunting bow that I might be able to accomplish in this manner in the future:
A bow which has limbs, cams, and risers which vibrate when fired at a resonant frequency that is lower or higher in pitch than an animal can easily hear, or will not carry through air well and therefore make the string the only thing making noise when fired. =0)