Category Archives: Fluid Mechanics

Ken L. Wheeler – The Missing Secrets Of Magnetism

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If you are looking for fresh insights and a deeper understanding of life, the universe and everything then now is the perfect opportunity to get acquainted with Ken Wheeler. If you are sitting comfortably then the following couple of videos … Continue reading

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Guest Post by Louis Hissink

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Historical revisionism has identified a chronological and archaeological problem of post-Roman times where according, to some, 700 years of stratigraphic evidence is missing from the archaeological strata (Heinsohn various articles etc). Others propose an outright falsification of history (Heribert Illig), … Continue reading

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Folded Fried Fish

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I recently met some Earth Scientists from the Etch A Sketch Skool of Geology and we strolled across to their local diner so we could talk over food. However, to my horror, I discovered my favourite food was no longer … Continue reading

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Lost Lunar Librations

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The casual observer could anticipate that the Moon would display some irregular movements as its buffeted by the variable Solar Wind [and the associated Interplanetary Magnetic Field]. This should be especially true when its moving against the flow of the … Continue reading

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The Clockwork Moon

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The orbital velocity of the Moon is a curious beast. From a Heliocentric perspective the Moon and the Earth are orbiting the Sun with exactly the same average velocity. However, the orbital speed of the Moon varies as it weaves … Continue reading

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Sinking Settled Science

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It’s difficult to keep the Ship of Settled Science afloat when it’s holed below the waterline. This probably explains why so much of Settled Science is bilge. The bilge is the lowest compartment on a ship, below the waterline, where … Continue reading

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Brownian Billiard Balls

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Lucretius described Brownian Motion as “tiny bodies” mingling “in many ways all through the empty space” in On the Nature of Things over 2,000 years ago. For look closely, whenever rays are let in and pour the sun’s light through … Continue reading

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Taylor–Couette Circulation

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Earth’s atmospheric circulation is primarily driven by “solar heating” and the “Hadley system provides an example of a thermally direct circulation” according to Settled Science. The major driving force of atmospheric circulation is solar heating, which on average is largest … Continue reading

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Couette Flow 4: Taylor Vortices

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Settled Science generally hides away inconvenient science in the dark corners of their academic edifices. Atmospheric Corotation is one of those “dark corners” of science where mainstream scientists “fear to tread”. Physics and the Earth sciences seem to [currently] avoid … Continue reading

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Couette Flow 3: Turbulence

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Laminar Flow is characterised by adjacent layers sliding past one another like playing cards. In fluid dynamics, laminar flow (or streamline flow) occurs when a fluid flows in parallel layers, with no disruption between the layers. At low velocities, the … Continue reading

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Solar Wind Turbines

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Turbines are used to extract rotational energy from moving fluids. A turbine is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work. A turbine is a turbomachine with at least one moving … Continue reading

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Settled Science: Going Round in Circles

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Settled Science tells us a gyroscopes is based on “the principles of angular momentum”. A gyroscope is a device for measuring or maintaining orientation, based on the principles of angular momentum. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyroscope Settled Science also tells us that “angular momentum” … Continue reading

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Dynamic Aeroelasticity

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Aeroelastic phenomena occur when an object encounters a fluid at speed. The speed involved in the encounter may be associated with the object and/or the flow. Aeroelastic problems have “plagued” the development of aeronautics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Langley#Aviation_work The 2nd failure of Samuel … Continue reading

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Engineer Through the Looking Glass

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Eric Laithwaite was a “talented engineering maverick” and professor of heavy electrical engineering at Imperial College [1964-1986] who developed the linear induction motor and maglev rail system. Eric Roberts Laithwaite (14 June 1921 – 27 November 1997) was a British … Continue reading

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Couette Flow 2: Laminar Flow

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The preamble continues because an understanding Couette Flow requires a more advanced understanding of Fluid Dynamics than just the basic concepts of Viscosity and Reynolds Numbers. The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation … Continue reading

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Couette Flow 1: Viscosity

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Understanding Couette Flow requires a basic understanding of Fluid Dynamics which is fundamentally based upon the concept of Viscosity. The viscosity of a fluid is a measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress. For … Continue reading

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Planetary Rotation 1: Atmospheric Corotation

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Atmospheric Corotation is one of those “dark corners” of science where mainstream scientists “fear to tread”. Physics and the Earth sciences seem to [currently] avoid the subject “like the plague”. Generally, atmospheric corotation is relegated to the fringes of Astronomy … Continue reading

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