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Posted by: Sigma - Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:03 am
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Post Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:03 am
Ok, simple yet complicated crazy idea I am modeling,
Heat->Sound->electricity

first there is a large piezo-electric sphere, it is scaled so it resonates a standing wave from the Rijke tube.

the Rijke tube is suspended from its roof by some type of reinforced piezo-electric support columns,

the sphere has many rod shaped or tuning fork shaped extrusions that are scaled so they resonate to the standing wave,

the whole thing would have to be coated in a subdivided diode layer, and then another layer that is a grid of wires for all of the separate diode sections,each rod would produce Ac electricity at the same hertz as the standing wave,

I think it could run on any "Hot" radioactive waste, that would be housed in a jacket around the Rijke tube.... or a traditional fission reactor,

another interesting idea is to have a fusion torus style reactor around the metal mesh that is close to fusion, but the standing wave adds enough energy to produce fusion, and reinforce the wave, building the oscillation amplitude,

I need a thermodynamic math geek, and an acoustics engineer, and a materials scientist, and I think it would work....

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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:41 am
Here is an image of the concept, no scale applied,
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Can you see it now?

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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:48 pm
No image.

I think you might be able to do this with any heat source, such as sunlight. Like a solidstate Sterling engine.


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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:32 pm
I think I fixed it

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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:52 pm
Now I see it. Not really what I was picturing. LOL.


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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:59 pm
Your idea could be better then mine, that was just to get it out of my head and on to paper :)

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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:18 pm
http://jap.aip.org/resource/1/japiau/v1 ... horized=no

I guess we will know if it works soon enough.....

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Post Re: Standing Wave Rijke tube reactor   Posted on: Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:22 pm
You could also use a rijke tube to turn heat into dithering for chips...

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