Aug 16, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: AEOLIPILE

Raphael's depiction of Plato defining the difference between true and false rhetoric This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

aeolipile (ay-OH-lih-pile) n. first steam engine, described in 1st century CE, featuring a globe made to revolve by pressure from steam jets; an instrument used to determine the force at which heated vapour escapes from a vessel through a narrow opening.

Also spelled aeolipyle or eolipile, the term is derived from the Latin Aeolus ("god of the winds") and pila ("ball"). The aeolipile, believed to have been created in the first century by Hero of Alexandria, is considered to be the first working steam engine.

illustration of an aeolipile, invented by Hero of AlexandriaLeft: illustration of Hero's aeolipile

Hero's aeolipile was a hollow sphere mounted in such a way that it could rotate on a pair of hollow tubes that provided steam to the sphere from a heated water kettle. The water vapor escaped from two L-shaped tubes on opposite sides of the sphere that projected from its equator. The escaping gas gave thrust to the sphere, which then caused it to rotate.

If only Hero could have applied this technology to ceiling fans, he might then have been the first inventor of air conditioning.


retrodynamic said...

Technology Submission - Novel Rotary-Turbo-InFlow Tech / Gearturbine Project - Featured Development - Novel Rotary-Turbo-InFlow Tech / Featured Development

Atypical InFlow Thermodynamic
Technology Proposal Submission
Novel Fueled Motor Engine Type

*State of the art Innovative concept Top system Higher efficient percent.
Have similar system of the Aeolipile Heron Steam device from Alexandria 10-70 AD.

YouTube; * Atypical New • GEARTURBINE / Retrodynamic = DextroRPM=> VS <=LevoInFlow + Ying Yang Thrust Way Type - Non Waste Looses

*8-X/Y Thermodynamic CYCLE - Way Steps:
1)1-Compression / bigger
2)2-Turbo 1 cold
3)2-Turbo 2 cold
4)2-Combustion - circular motion flames / opposites
5)2-Thrust - single turbo & planetary gears / ying yang
6)2-Turbo 2 hot
7)2-Turbo 1 hot
8)1-Turbine / bigger

-New Form-Function Motor-Engine Device. Next Step, Epic Design Change, Broken-Seal Revelation. -Desirable Power-Plant Innovation.

-With Retrodynamic Dextrogiro vs. Levogiro Phenomenon Effect. / Rotor-RPM VS InFlow / front=> to <=front; "Collision-Interaction Type" - inflow vs. blades-gear-move. Technical unique dynamic innovative motion mode. [Retrodynamic Reaction = When the inflow have more velocity the rotor have more RPM Acceleration, with high (XY Position) Momentum] Which the internal flow (and rotor) duplicate its speed, when activated being in a rotor (and inflow) with [inverse] opposite Turns. A very strong Novel concept of torque power thrust.

-Non-waste parasitic looses system for cooling, lubrication & combustion.

-Shape-Mass + Rotary-Motion = Inertia-Dynamic / Form-Function Wide [Flat] Cylindrical shape + positive dynamic rotary mass = continue Inertia kinetic positive tendency motion.

-Combustion 2Two continue circular [Rockets] flames. [ying yang] opposite to the other. – With 2TWO very long distance INFLOW [inside propulsion] CONDUITS. -4 TURBOS Rotary Total Thrust-Power Regeneration Power System. -Mechanical direct 2two [Small] Planetary Gears at polar position. -Like the Ying Yang Symbol/Concept. -Wide out the Rotor circumference were have much more lever [HIGH Torque] POWER THRUST. -Military benefits; No blade erosion by sand & very low heat target profile. -3 points of power thrust; 1-flow way, 2-gear, 3-turbine. *Patent; Dic. 1991 IMPI Mexico #197187 All Rights Reserved. Carlos Barrera.

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