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Author Topic:   Gases that contract under heat?
jammin
Administrator
posted November 10, 2001 06:39 PM
Anyone know of a gas like nitrogen or any additive or combination that will contract under heat?


jammin


Rooster
Member
posted November 10, 2001 11:08 PM
Whats on your mind jammin, if it's for tires just use bleeders, if it's for something else, let me in on it....LOL


jammin
Administrator
posted November 10, 2001 11:20 PM
Always all over me.....aren't ya.

LOL


jammin


irace74
Member
posted November 11, 2001 09:11 PM
Jammin, Nitrogen doesn't contract under heat. the simple fact is that the nitrogen has no water vapor in it. The expansion of the water vapor under heat is what causes the air pressure to increase. I do not know of any gas that contracts under heat. As molecules are heated they become more excited requiring more space therefore, expanding. Keeping an extremely expansive molecule such as water out of the system allows for better control under temperature changes.


jammin
Administrator
posted November 11, 2001 09:18 PM
I wonder if their is a chemical of some type or mix that could achieve this.


jammin


awkwardjeff
Member
posted November 11, 2001 09:36 PM
Jammin, Are you looking for some thing to help in the tires, or are you thinking of some thing totally different. Maybe if you explain to us what it is you are trying to achieve we could help you comeup with some thing.......But then your idea could be stolen and patented and sold back to you...LOL

I also don't know of anything that contracts under heat, only gases that expand less.
Maybe taking the heat out of what you are trying to achieve is the way to go......water cooled tires for your car, TRY THAT, and get back to us.........LOL


jammin
Administrator
posted November 11, 2001 09:43 PM
Thanks for the constructive thought...lol.....just have an idea I want to try if I can figure out how to do it.


jammin


bogged
Member
posted November 12, 2001 04:56 PM
jammin,

you should try jupiter gas, the same stuff they claim to use in the new golf balls. by the ad, they claim to beam it down over the internet.(ha ha)

rexalott
Member
posted November 12, 2001 06:32 PM
Sorry to disappoint you jammin there is a basic physics principle called the Ideal Gas Law that says this is impossible. P1V1/T1=P2V2/T2...It was a good idea it just wont work.


James Birmingham
Member
posted November 12, 2001 07:09 PM
I would assume there is some type of coating that could be applied to the wheel that would absorb free molecules as they heated up the brakes should also increase the heat in the reaction. But controling the heat would be the key to the reaction and I dont think you would be able to control that variable.
Not undoable just not very practical


Dirt2race
Member
posted November 12, 2001 07:31 PM
Akward jeff actually had the right idea, controling the heat. It is called your right ankle. I don't think most drivers realise it goes in both directions. I know that sounds like I'm being a smart ***, but I'm really not. Look at Tom Cruise on the Days of Thunder, he went a lot faster when he listened to his coach.....LOL.....
Good Luck everybody..... and remember, WINTER BLOWS , if you're not a penguin.

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jammin
Administrator
posted November 12, 2001 07:32 PM
I realize that gas expands with heat, but I wonder if there is a way for a chemical reaction to do this.

jammin


antidive
Member
posted November 21, 2001 06:15 PM
some chemicals have exothermic reactions when mixed and generate extreme cold would this be helpful


dman60
Member
posted November 21, 2001 09:03 PM
Let me see if I can get crazy with this. Chemically inject the tire with an agent that heats up the tire and the air in the tire BEFORE you run, then starts to cool while racing, thus keeping a consistent temperature throughout the race and fight the properties that make it gain pressure. Some variables would exist, but it's nice to set and dream up stuff huh.
Dman


6pack
Member
posted November 21, 2001 10:32 PM
Hmmmm.....


jlfastride
Member
posted November 22, 2001 10:43 PM
yeah but then you couldn't make minimum weight at the scales unless you let the helium out of your tires. lol


6pack
Member
posted November 23, 2001 09:38 PM
Helium......Remember the Hindenburg ? Hope you have a good fire suit. Jammin here is an idea for you fill your tires 1/2 full of water, freeze them and when the water thaws under the heat from a feature it will contract and theoretically occupy less space. The water will supply extra traction (farmers put water in rear tires for years). Just don't run too long a race that boiling water would expand and there you go. Glad to see you thinking though! Good luck!
Oh by the way there may be a small vibration with ice cubes flopping around.


Deek
Member
posted November 24, 2001 09:56 AM
The Hindenburg was full of hydrogen, not helium. Helium isn't flammable.


devil wrench
Member
posted November 24, 2001 11:17 AM
I'll back deek on this one. Helium will put a fire out.


awkwardjeff
Member
posted November 24, 2001 11:34 AM
Jammin, 1 question a yes or no is good enough..........people asked and you never said, you beat the bushes on this one.....
ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HEAT IN THE TIRES?

Or was that you, talking about coating the wheels with something?

How about a teflon coated body to keep the mud off the car............?????????
don't nobody steal my idea now.......I may want to sell that one..........LOL


jammin
Administrator
posted November 24, 2001 12:17 PM
Yes Jeff....for tires....


jammin
Administrator
posted November 24, 2001 12:23 PM
Here, I will spill it....what I was thinking...Most of the time when you are off on a set up, the tires with too much weight on them will actually get hotter than the others. If that is the case, if gases would contract under heat, then it would be possible that you could actually have the car correct itself. It would lose air pressure under heat and actually help the setup, rather than expand and make the set up worse. My thoughts.

jammin

Racer14K
Member
posted November 24, 2001 02:24 PM
Just a joking reply jammin, but do you have a day job or do you just stay up all nite thinking this stuff up?
I think you are getting weird on us jammin.


jammin
Administrator
posted November 24, 2001 02:29 PM
LOL.....racer always looking to improve.....never ending.....same with The Dirt Forum.

jammin


3dirtLm
Member
posted November 24, 2001 09:13 PM
Is it realistic? Do you think that it is possible? Are there other ways to determine air pressure with mercury type valves or switches or something?

jammin

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rjs
Member
posted November 24, 2001 10:17 PM
When I posted, I was thinking the next step would be hydrogen ( racers take things to extremes) If a little is good a lot must be better. Mt them next to the traction control box and the hydrolic weight jacks. Could be a sonic wireless transmitter placed in each tire to relay vital info and change pressure release valve...... keep thinking .


rjs
Member
posted November 24, 2001 11:05 PM
Jammin can inform you if he wants but the basic system has been defined. It's the JCITSBCS or JBCS for short. It's a temperature sensitive ballast control system the likes of which the world has never seen. Good luck Jammin don't forget the patent.


jammin
Administrator
posted November 24, 2001 11:14 PM
RJS.....LOL.....Man...ROTF


6pack
Member
posted November 25, 2001 01:51 PM

Tire Reliefs - Tire Pressure Relief Valves
"Relieves Tire Pressure Buildup As You Race - Automatically"




kain
Member
posted November 25, 2001 10:10 PM
This is really not a answer to the original question but one thing i have done to control tire pressure without relief valves. After mounting the tire use a vacuum pump to boil off the moisture inside the tire then add nitrogen.


Homer62
Member
posted November 26, 2001 11:08 PM

Jammin,check with a competent airconditioning engineer on the properties of freon. Good luck racin'.


go4win
Member
posted December 02, 2001 05:50 PM
Freon is a name brand for refrigerant.
R12 ,R22 etc . are different chemical combos
to serve a particular need.
These gases have a certain pressure for a
given temperature.Many others do as well.
This is why they "make cold air". This concept would not be advisable for tires.

The volume required to fill a tire so it would roll would cause a great pressure increase as the temp rose.
While you would have access to a pressure/
temp chart for exact pressures at those
temps , you wouldn't like the extreme rise
in pressure with the 40 or so degrees
that dirt tires rise during a feature.
Just use the traction aids available to
"clean" the tires each week . Works for a lot of guys ,or so I hear.