posted on May, 21 2012 @ 03:18 PM
Originally posted by Wifibrains
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I know, but, BIG but, I think balance is the key to creating the least resistance. If I was gearing of the side of my wheel i know this law will
prevent me fom achievement. Balancing an the top of the water wheel. Much weight can be applied and neutralised.
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Wifibrains because: (no reason given)
Here's my design thoughts for the water screw and maximising the returns.
Magnets will be needed, for both the the water screw itself and the coupling of the water wheel to the water screw.
Normal gears, even though they are very efficient, will waste energy in friction and heat. A magnetic gear system wouldn't heat up or wear out, since
the surfaces don't physically touch one another.
Inside the water screw (a central rotating helix inside a stationary tube), along the leading edge of the screw helix magnets of one polarity could be
afixed. The screw helix would sit inside a routed matching helical recess along the inside edge of the stationary tube. Into this recess would be
placed a number (in a continuous row would be best) of magnets the polarity in opposition (the same polarity) facing those mounted on the leading edge
of the helix screw, creating a repusion force.
This serves two purposes..it minimises water (or other fluid) and pressure lost by escaping between the helix blade and the inside edge of the tube,
and allows frictionless movement of the screw itself, especially if additional magnetic shaft bearing are used on the screw itself.
Good luck with your design.