Project Proteus v1 -Harmonic Hydrogen Fusion-

  • The force from lenr could be much stronger and quicker than from chemical sources, so timing would be critical. I remember reading about a crankshaft being twisted. I'd like to see someone duplicate the cannon experiment Safely of course.

  • Is that not exactly what occurs in a normal internal combustion engine, the spark has to be timed to spark ignition at TDC? Same mechanics but different gases.

    Actually an ICE fires the ignition many degrees before TDC, often up to 50 degrees earlier, so that the bulk of the ignition expansion pressure wave occurs after TDC, in order to effectively push the piston downward when it can transfer the most work. The ignition itself takes times to occur, and must be compensated for. Intake and exhaust valve timing affect the pressure characteristics and maximum energy transfer period strongly also. The higher the RPM, the less time everything has to happen in, also a factor in how much earlier a spark must fire before TDC in order to put the power to the piston in a beneficial way. Too soon and the pressure pushes the piston down before it is all the way up, more than it pushes down on the way down, causing ‘knocking’ and eventually causing damage to compression ring lands and weakening the piston rod bearings, possibly bending connecting rods, jamming or breaking oil control rings and shattering compression rings, excess heating of the engine, etc.

  • Thanks to one Richard Feynman it was shown that messing with the timing of Papp's engine was a really bad idea. His messing may have set lenr back 50 years.

    It should also be mentioned that Papp's engine was sealed. No external gasses got in and ideally none out. There was no cooling system. Nor did the engine run hot, at least when idling. It had no cooling fins either. That's a really interesting observation. Unfortunately, no one set up a long term test using a dynamometer to my knowledge, although some short term ones were reported.🤠

  • If you check Papp's patent you will find he used a simple two cylinder automotive breaker setup. Apparently, he did not trust solid state circuitry. I don't blame him. When I was at MIT from 1961 to 1965 at one point I had a job soldering wires on semiconductor pieces to study their electrical properties using the Hall Effect. The job didn't last long as I wasn't good at it. Transistors were basically still in their infancy. Papp's modified Volvo engine blew up in 1966.

  • Well, now we have it all worked out by cramming as many n,p diodes as possible onto micro-chips. We have engine-management micro-chips which automatically control internal combustion engines or electric drive motors. None of this technology is new, it is just miniaturisation of what we knew already - yes zero's and one's in binary code. Try cramming n,p,n transistors onto microchips with the same technology, gives us 'quantum' computing. So what? Such systems will never approach the multi-synaptic complexity of the 'analogue' human brain!

  • So just look at those kids with their shiny new mobile phones! The question arises whether they start thinking like computers (always relying on apps to answer their questions) or are the computers thinking like the kids! And what are the supercomputers mining bitcoin thinking about? A Terminator Salvation-style take-over of the planet? Or is it Back to the Future Delorean Style?

  • With the word 'harmonic' in the title I was hoping this thread would shed some light on the mechanism for resonance based nuclear reactions.

    Harmonic is part of the answer.

    How do you get energies high enough to cause fusion with input energies orders of magnitude too small? Einstein suggested a harmonic that causes a boson condensate.

    Given a high energy event like a nuclear reaction, how does the output energy not have a peak in the high energy region? Over and over by many well know names in the LENR community the answer has been a cluster is involved in the fusion/fission event(s). So, the harmonic (or attraction) which explains the cluster is involved.