This is a waste of energy. To eliminate the wind noise and the extra power to the electromagnets, the donut-shaped cavity containing the wheel will have the air pumped out of it to create a near vacuum. This will also prevent any audible noise from mechanically coupling to the wheel structure from other parts of the ship such as any hum from the ion propulsion engines as they run continuously.
A calculator is available on the internet for readers interested in trying different wheel diameters to see the angular velocity and surface speed of the spinning wheel.
Below is the output from the calculator based on the plan for the Enterprise as discussed above. The results below are a screen grab from the SpinCalc calculator by Theodore Hall. The wall of the donut-shaped cavity facing the vacuum has a gap of approximately one foot to the gravity wheel at all points. This large gap is to assure that after any slight drifts of the wheel from perfect alignment during rotation, the wheel will never touch the wall of the cavity.
One foot of course is only an estimate, and research will be needed to find the true optimum value. The gravity wheel will have an emergency shutdown mode where it can stop quickly, but the goal is that this will never be used over the life of the ship except during periodic testing. The interior of each pod will look very different from any other pod. And the function of each pod will vary. In general, diversity should be the goal to keep the pods interesting to visitors as well as practical.
Here are examples of nine different pods that might be in the gravity wheel:. Below are two examples of how the bridge of the Enterprise might look. The first one is from the original Star Trek series on television.
The second one is from the movie entitled Star Trek. Each pod will be very large and will have many compartments. Walking through all pods until you arrive back at where you started is a walk of feet, nearly a mile. So if there are nine pods, each is feet in length when walking on the floor of it.
Since each pod is large, each could have more than a single purpose, unlike in the list of example pods given above. For example, a single pod could have sleeping quarters, restaurants, and recreational facilities. The final pod configurations will be a subject of considerable investigation during the Enterprise development. All of the pods in the Enterprise will be elaborately developed. The ceilings inside of most of the pods will be feet high.
This gives the possibility for creating dazzling curved ceilings that visitors will enjoy seeing. The pod designers should take advantage of this. Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be merged , redirected , or deleted. This article does not cite any sources.
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