Randy Davis Patents/Marathon, and New Energy Power Systems

  • As indicated above, the program can begin with previously discussed system concepts and parameters, e.g.:

    - scaling-up from liquid electrolysis experiments to industrial systems would be difficult.

    - deuterium gas loading in gaseous systems can be just as operative as electrolytic loading for liquid systems.

    - the role of microscopic crevices and channels of the system’s cathode reaction material.

    - reasons for consolidated metal powder as cathode reaction material.

    - the role of deuterium diffusion rate.

    - the role of reaction material (cathode) temperature (e.g., from a built-in electric heater).

    - the requirement to remove the additional heat produced by cold fusion.

    - the need to remove helium produced by cold fusion.

    - (added) the need (desire) to use pressure (i.e., density of gas), electric fields and thermal diffusion to load the cathode reaction material.


    Perhaps readers of this post could add their own "one liner" concepts and parameters of most interest to them. After a good list is composed, it would then be possible to add explanatory comments to each one.

  • NEPS*NewEnergy

    Perhaps it's good to post a link to this, from the media/video thread, for review during this discussion. It touches on your concepts.


    I wonder if Randy Davis or New Energy Power Systems will be part of the new Solid State Energy Summit?


    Carl Page ICCF-24 Video

    9 AM version https://www.iccf24.org/?wix-vo…vod-comp-id=comp-kpmarrhj

  • The Pentagon is the only agency able to do this and serve effectively as program manager.

    Effectiveness in R&D? Military intelligence?

    Just basic accounting is a problem for the Pentagon

    The Pentagon's Bottomless Money Pit
    When the Defense Department flunked its first-ever fiscal review, one of our government’s greatest mysteries was exposed: Where does the DoD’s $700 billion…
    www.rollingstone.com


    The DoD sounds a bit expensive

    somewhere around $30 million to reduce conventional nuclear reactors to the 1-5 Mw range

    and that's just to begin the design work..

    For LENR unconventional multiply that inefficiency by 10


    Portable nuclear reactor project moves forward at Pentagon
    The Defense Department wants a portable, small nuclear reactor for use in the field.
    www.defensenews.com


  • Isaac Asimov has stated that “Science can amuse and fascinate us all, but it is engineering that changes the world.” Albert Einstein said, “Scientists investigate that which already is; engineers create that which has never been.” Freeman Dyson has said, “A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.” Yuan-Cheng Fung stated: “Engineering is quite different from science. Scientists try to understand nature. Engineers try to make things that do not exist in nature. Engineers stress invention.” And, Theodore von Karman said, “Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that never has been.”


    Some engineering concepts suggested for consideration include, e.g.:

    - Need for sufficient number of reaction sites in cathode.

    - Need to be physically robust when subjected to related nuclear reactions and internal temperatures.

    - Need the cathode to be replaceable.

    - Need for gas manifold(s).

    - Need to supply heat to downstream generators.

    - Need to monitor gamma radiation.

    - Need to handle any radioactive tritium.


    Perhaps readers of this post could also suggest their own "one liner" engineering concepts and parameters of most interest to them. After a good list is composed, it would then be possible to add explanatory comments to each one.

  • Thanks Neps,


    As an engineer, I have always felt somewhat inferior to the scientists at Fermi, Argonne and the U of C.


    We shouldn’t, brilliant tho they may be, when we are surrounded by the tools of our trade we can be also, our tasks differ.

  • I always considered my job, as bridging.

    Between science, clients, technicians, managers.

    Connecting people, connecting machines, connecting ideas, connecting needs, connecting capacities.

    Reusing, sharing, bringing, taking...

    Invent less, share more.


    Great considerations here... Teamwork is the rule.

    ants standing on the shoulders of...

    ants


    Just found the full quote of Yan Cheng Fung


    Yuan-Cheng ("Bert") Fung Quotes - 1 Science Quotes - Dictionary of Science Quotations and Scientist Quotes


    Quote

    ...

    Almost all engineers working on new designs find that they do not have all the needed information. Most often, they are limited by insufficient scientific knowledge. Thus they study...

    In a way I suspect most jobs end that way, when you try to do them well...

    Maybe is it just a difference in image...

    Scientists have to learn every hour, but their limits are less visible than the one of an engineer...

  • When my father passed, we had a celebration of life for him, 200+ people showed up from all over the country.


    All of the children spoke for a minute,

    When it was my turn, I channeled Sir Issac Newton, told everyone that if I can be counted as being successful and able to see what some couldn’t, it’s because I was able to stand on his shoulders all of my life.

    Dad was still doing calculus in his head at 89, his body was ruined, but he was still very sharp.


    We engineers still have our parts to play, keep on keeping on.

  • Some system concepts and parameters suggested for consideration include the following.:

    - a. scaling-up from liquid electrolysis experiments to industrial systems would be difficult.

    - b. deuterium gas loading in gaseous systems can be just as operative as electrolytic loading for liquid systems.

    - c. the role of microscopic crevices and channels of the system’s cathode reaction material.

    - d. reasons for consolidated metal powder as cathode reaction material.

    - e. the role of deuterium diffusion rate.

    - f. the role of reaction material (cathode) temperature (e.g., from a built-in electric heater).

    - g. the requirement to remove the additional heat produced by cold fusion.

    - h. the need to remove helium produced by cold fusion.

    - i. the need (desire) to use pressure (i.e., density of gas), electric fields and thermal diffusion to load the cathode reaction material.

    - j. Need for sufficient number of reaction sites in cathode.

    - k. Need to be physically robust when subjected to related nuclear reactions and internal temperatures.

    - l. Need the cathode to be replaceable.

    - m. Need for gas manifold(s).

    - n. Need to supply heat to downstream generators.

    - o. Need to monitor gamma radiation.

    - p. Need to handle any radioactive tritium (safely).