Thursday, 11 June 2009
Pharaoh's Pump Foundation
Steam engines which used steam at low pressure were phased-out in favour of high pressure steam from smaller engines. Engineers needed higher outputs, and the low pressure engines were required to become bigger and bigger, and simply became too big. I had a thought about the pyramids of Giza. If you wanted a big engine, then why not build a big pyramid?
It is our contention that the Great Pyramid is not just a big pile of rocks but the genius and high technology of the civilization which built it. It was built by our distant ancestors as sophisticated infrastructure to improve their society. That is the Great Pyramid’s legacy to the past. But the Great Pyramid is much more than that. It also represents a tangible and real solution to help our lives in the here and now. The Great Pyramid’s high technology can be utilized to improve our society in our modern but troubled world. By being a tangible and real solution to improve our civilization, the Great Pyramid can help provide a vision for a much better world.
THE HYDRAULIC RAM PUMP
Before any theorizing about the Great Pyramid, a little pump background is helpful. Invented in the 1700’s, hydraulic ram pumps are a primitive but highly effective machine. These simple pumps incorporate only two moving parts. Used extensively around the world until the invention of the electric water pump, these pumps have nearly been forgotten. The basic design utilizes the force of falling water to elevate part of the water.....
Water flows down the drive pipe into the compression chamber. Water escapes from the waste valve until the water‘s velocity forces the valve shut. When the valve shuts, the water stops flowing instantaneously and causes the water to compress resulting in a compression wave, or shock wave, to emanate from the valve area. In the drive line, the water reverses direction until the shock wave reaches air and returns down the pipe.
In the output line, a high pressure surge passes through the check valve. This surge is at least fifty times (3,360 psi at Giza) the static water pressure of the compression chamber. When the compression wave leaves the compression chamber, a low pressure situation exists. The low pressure is equal and opposite to the compression wave. This immediately re-opens the waste valve. The stand pipe is a shortcut for the compression wave to reach air. Once the compression wave reaches air, a wave returns down the stand pipe and starts the water flow back into the compression chamber. The stand pipe, usually twice the diameter of the drive pipe, allows for the highest possible cycling rate.
Most hydraulic ram pumps are free standing, with the majority of parts being exposed above ground (see Figure 3). A specialized application is to have the lines underground (see Figure 4). The stand pipe needs to exit to air, and the waste valve (wastegate) also needs an exit. To facilitate the waste valve output, a line may be extended from the compression chamber to an appropriate location. This allows for the bulk of the pump lines to be centrally located. This layout has an interesting side effect - the compression wave becomes focused in the line leading to the compression chamber and this focused compression wave transmits a pulse through the compression chamber’s ceiling....
"SHOCK WAVES" THROUGH THE PYRAMID
Anyone that has experienced the running model all come away saying that the pump function is secondary to the pulse generation. The intense pulse is directed towards the King’s chamber causing it to resonate. The King's chamber is made of rose quartz granite which is 55% quartz crystal (possible piezo effect?). Why resonate the King's chamber? Chris Dunn, Joe Parr and others have theories.
I wonder, what effects the spiral causeway that follows the outside of the pyramid might have on the design of an engine. I saw a bit on TV once, where a guy managed to get a good look at an inside corner of the Great Pyramid. Something like halfway-up the pyramid there was some brickwork missing, and the guy got inside and looked around. He was in a smallish room. I remember he was disappointed because he was looking for a large tunnel to support the "spiral ramp" theory, and though he found something that looked like it could be a tunnel, it was much smaller; big enough for a fox perhaps, but not ten burly men with a whacking great slab. Perhaps though, this smaller tunnel is important.
For those who may have developed a taste for further reading on the subject, I'll keep adding any related sites I might find to the bottom of this post: