Starwaster Posted July 12, 2015 Share Posted July 12, 2015 (edited) Heat Pump version 1.3.1! Heat Pump is derived from the heat pump code that originated in Modular Fuel Tanks / Real Fuels, originally created by ialdabaoth (who is awesome!) HeatPump from RealFuels Version 1.3.1 updated for Real Fuels (any version of RF that works with KSP 1.2.2) The purpose of Heat Pump is to intercept heat and cool down cryogenic tanks to prevent boiloff. Pumps can be configured with the following features. An amount of heat is removed from protected parts (active refrigeration) equal to a flat rate multiplied by a temperature delta. The flat rate is capped at ten times the flat rate value by default. The heat pumps also attempt to remove any heat that leaked into the part's interior (from the skin and adjacent parts) Resource cost per kilowatt of heat removed. The amount of heat moved into the radiator is split up among any symmetrically added radiators. This mod comes with a radiator part created by zzz (licensed by GingerCorp) and Heat Pump versions of all stock radiators are also included. Another feature is that the conductivity of protected parts is lowered. This represents the addition of multi layered insulation to the outside of the part. (generally cryogenic fuel tanks). In real life applications, this would be an important part of thermal management. This feature will require balancing against the loss rates of Real Fuels tanks which assume that insulation was builtin but don't take into consideration ZBO applications. The radiator will drain heat from whatever it is connected to. It drains a flat rate of 50kw + a amount equal to whatever heat is leaking through the insulation. (this because the goal is zero boiloff) KNOWN ISSUES Time warp faster than 100x (technically this starts at 1000x which is one step up from 100 in stock) will cause problems because KSP's thermodynamics switches into analytical mode which doesn't simulate heat transfer in a time based manner. If you must warp faster I recommend doing it from the space center until a solution can be found. Download Latest Github (source) If you find this mod helpful and want to throw some money away, feel free to click the donate button below! License for the plugin is CC-SA-BY as it was in Real Fuels. (with the provision that derivative works must proclaim that ialdabaoth is awesome) License for the zzz radiator is public domain as all of zzz's released parts are public domain. (the part is renamed to avoid conflict with any other mods that may be using it) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/ Edited May 1, 2017 by Starwaster Update for KSP 1.2.2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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