Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A gravitywheel will still obey the laws of physics

I know that it is commonly believed by some people that when Bessler's wheel is finally successfully replicated, those who inhabit the higher echlons of science will have to eat humble pie and re-evaluate the laws of physics and a few believe that the laws will actually have to be rewritten.

I have long believed that a successful version of Bessler's wheel cannot require the overturning of well-established physical principles. No matter how it might appear to conflict with the laws of physics, a gravitywheel must adhere to them. In which case when a working model is produced it will not be the laws which are wrong, but our interpretation of them.

It will be more than enough just to produce a working model and there is no need, in my opinion, to invoke some new physical law which so far has been undetected by mankind. For such a law, if it could be established and verified, would surely have been observable in some other context long, long ago. So that simplifies things because we only need to look at the laws we already accept and see how our understanding of them can be modified - without changing the them - to acommodate Bessler's gravitywheel.

I have spent a lifetime looking at these laws and I think I know how Bessler's gravitywheel was able to operate within the confines of the law of conservation of energy. I have alluded to this before, briefly, but reactions have ranged from scorn to apathy. So, as I said recently, I am currently building a model with an accompanying video, with which I intend to demonstrate that, despite the fact that gravity is a conservative force, it does not preclude the possibility of a gravity-driven wheel.



  1. John ,..We are fully in agreement concerning the laws of physics in fact it is the very law of gravity and inertia that makes perpetual motion possible and soon we are going to prove it.

  2. I agree also about the laws of physics. So, we build a wheel with masses, which store and release: kinetic energy (from translational motion), and rotational energy (from rotational motion), and potential energy (from their height in the earth's gravitational field). Maybe it has springs which also store and release energy. Maybe it has dampers, which are energy neutral, (unless one end is directly connected to earth, which will then dissipate energy).

    No matter how the wheel moves, the total sum of all the above energies is always a constant value (ignoring friction and other losses) i.e. the wheel can never produce any net energy. That's why I think the only hope is to exploit some external source of energy, e.g. the rotating earth. I think that turns the problem from "impossible" to merely "extremely difficult"!



  3. There is one energy which has been over-looked and that is what I call the X factor.It is the energy aquired through gravitational acceleration and this is reaped through premature deceleration.
    The problem for you is to work out how to capture it.

  4. John you are missing something. We don't know the specifications of the weights and rpm change in time; or let's shortly say scientific data about the wheel. I am with you that he really made a wheel which uses weights. But I think he made a wheel which uses an applied initial energy and consumes it very slowly to turn the wheel. This scheme may work for extremely long durations of time. I think Bessler convinced himself that it would work forever. Someone will probably make such a wheel but he/she will see that it won't work forever.

  5. Hi..BB....a lot of constant energy can be derived from gravity force...what is required is proper configuration of weights inside the wheel in a proper design or structure...that is all that is initial push or start is reqd...the wheel will continue to rotate for a long time as long as the setting remains so or the parts wear off...


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