Tuesday, 31 January 2012
I may be misreading the situation but it seems to me that many people attempting to find a solution to Bessler's wheel are designing new ways of achieving this and they do not realise they are effectively running on the spot, and I'm not necessarily referring to those who attend this blog but in general.
I read that simulation software is useful because one can test many variations of designs and save hundreds of workshop hours. While I don't doubt that these variations can be tested quickly and accurately, I think my point is being missed. I spoke of variations in the design of various parts which occur to you when you are handling the mechanisms, where as the variations being tested in the simulation program really only apply to the changes available to you such as altering the placing of weights, pivot points or dimensions of the parts - it does not mean that the variations being tested in the software will cause an entirely new design to spring to mind just by looking at their animations.
When you have the physical parts in front of you and they don't work, you can see by means of an ability we all have - common sense - why something doesn't work. There is no need to run dozens of variations through the simulator when your common sense shows you why it doesn't work, and why no amount of variation in the dimensions or placings of critical parts will improve the outcome.
I often write that I have found and understand the basic concept which drives the gravitywheel, but actually that is too broad a definition. The basic concept is the actual idea that gravity can drive a wheel continuously through action upon its weights. All of us who believe this is possible, understand that concept. So the extra thing that I understand is more than the basic concept. I understand how it is possible, why it does not conflict with any of the accepted laws of physics, and what the mechanism must do. The key to success for me lies in designing a mechanism that works according to my hypothesis.
So we are looking for a hypothesis initially which will fit within current laws of physics and then all we have to do is design a mechanism which will operate within those laws and fulfil the hypothesis we have thought of.
So to return to my first point, you must create a hypothesis to explain how the wheel could work and then you can design a mechanism which works according your hypothesis.
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