Title

The effect of the point density of the ionizing electrode on the thrust produced by an asymmetrical capacitor

Author(s)

August S. Cole

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Mentored

Abstract

Electrohydrodynamic devices have far reaching applications in propulsion and cooling. Electro- hydrodynamic devices derive their thrusting power from the Biefield-Brown effect; they are a means of electric propulsion and have been shown to be fifty five times more efficient than the modern jet engine. The factor that makes this possible is the difference between the electrodes, one of the electrodes must ionize more of the surrounding fluid. The purpose of this study is to find the optimize the point density of the ionizing electrode in terms of thrust. The rationale is that high point density will lead to a greater amount air ionized and therefore greater thrust produced. It was hypothesized that if the ionizing electrode has a higher point density then the thrust produced would be greater. Ionizing electrodes with varying point densities were tested in the same conditions and the thrust produced by the asymmetrical capacitor was found using the exit velocity of the air current.

Start Date

4-11-2015 2:15 PM

End Date

4-11-2015 2:30 PM

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The effect of the point density of the ionizing electrode on the thrust produced by an asymmetrical capacitor

Electrohydrodynamic devices have far reaching applications in propulsion and cooling. Electro- hydrodynamic devices derive their thrusting power from the Biefield-Brown effect; they are a means of electric propulsion and have been shown to be fifty five times more efficient than the modern jet engine. The factor that makes this possible is the difference between the electrodes, one of the electrodes must ionize more of the surrounding fluid. The purpose of this study is to find the optimize the point density of the ionizing electrode in terms of thrust. The rationale is that high point density will lead to a greater amount air ionized and therefore greater thrust produced. It was hypothesized that if the ionizing electrode has a higher point density then the thrust produced would be greater. Ionizing electrodes with varying point densities were tested in the same conditions and the thrust produced by the asymmetrical capacitor was found using the exit velocity of the air current.