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Author Topic: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)  (Read 6612 times)

Offline proteinman

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Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« on: July 20, 2008, 05:31:37 AM »

They have been at it for a few years, do you guys think they will get OU?

Offline TCadd

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Re: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 12:10:23 AM »

But honestly I doubt we'll ever see a true over-unity - every one I've seen so far has simply not accounted for some incoming energy, and its often something obvious. I'll settle for getting upwards of 70% efficiency on the "average" product.

Offline TinselKoala

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Re: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 05:06:32 AM »
They get glitzier every time I look at their site. They must have some money coming in from somewhere.

If you could imagine kind of a Milkovic chaotic pendulum made of rotating magnets on two shafts, coupled with a Steorn-like torquemeter setup to gather torque vs. rotation data, and combine that with a healthy lack of understanding of the behaviour of harmonically balanced (or unbalanced) rotating systems, and a clever misuse of data from independent laboratories, which only confirm your numbers, not the interpretation of them, and then toss in a willful ignorance of proper control experimentation, and you'll pretty much have what Terawatt Research has.
It looks nice, though, doesn't it?

Seriously, without being able to evaluate the apparatus directly, all I can say is the numbers from the data (and I looked at the big raw data files, too, several weeks ago), by themselves, do not indicate unusual or overunity performance. So far, the situation looks to me to be analogous to storing energy in a flywheel in small increments over long times, and withdrawing it more swiftly at higher power levels. No free lunch, just a complicated flywheel that, at certain frequencies, transfers momentum back and forth between the two shafts through the magnetic coupling.

Offline llewgnal

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Re: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2009, 06:40:53 PM »
   I'm not all that smart, about terminoligy, but in laymen's terms it look like only a momentary wobble or spike in power...

Offline jadaro2600

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Re: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 11:45:02 PM »
All their fancy information and I still can't understand how this device on the second axis is working.

Offline llewgnal

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Re: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 02:55:57 AM »
  Each unit by its self is so many % efficient, but when combined into a new unit would you rate the output separately ?
  Like making a windmill with blades of solar cells...
Sometimes 1 + 1 = 3
 not ov but the puzzle is not complete yet...

Offline Gwandau

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Re: Please tell me what you guys think (terrawatt)
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 12:01:33 AM »
Hey guys,

sure there must be someone in this forum who has taken a deeper look into the highly intriguing TERAWATT concept.

Please share your technical opinion and guesses.

This company gives a very professional impression and what more is, they don´t seem to be in any desperate need for funding.

TERAWATT say they will have a developed production model by end of 2010, and a demo production plant by end of 2011,
and implementing their technology globally by 2014,  and they believe their technology will have replaced all fossil fueled power stations on Earth by 2016.

If this is for real, these guys are going to make history the next few years.

Have a look at their PDF.

The hidden magnet configurations of the drive wheels between shaft one and two is of course impossible to derive from these pictures,
but the interactive oscillating device  passively situated on the other end of shaft 2 and indirectly responsible for the 1.5 factor differential in torque
between the shafts seems to be a set of four big counter-positioned magnets and the drive shaft is said to be rotated at 40 000 rpm.

How does a magnetic oscillation in one end of the shaft contribute to the build up of a torque differential between the two magnet wheels
on the other end of the shaft?

Does anyone have a possible technical suggestion of how this seemingly passive load on the system may work as an Interactive Oscillating
Magnetic Generator by enhancing the torque dynamics of the magnetic wheel situated on the other end of this same shaft?

It beats me.


« Last Edit: April 22, 2010, 02:53:29 AM by Gwandau »