Fight Wind with Wind

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by jorgepease, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. jorgepease
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  2. Stumble
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    The same principles should apply, but the Aero drag of ships is far less than it is for trucks I would imagine. Trucks average 70mph, ships are doing 20kn.
     
  3. kerosene
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    Wouldn't that result in creating additional sideways lift force? Just like a more foil like shape in cross wind would.
     
  4. jorgepease
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    next step if they get that perfected, do something along the same lines with water
     
  5. messabout
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    Color me skeptical. I do hope that such a thing might work. I have long believed the shapes of trailers and tractors will need some revisions to make this obey the laws of physics. I will be pleased to discover myself wrong.
     
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    They lost me at "electric winds".:confused:
     

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    Gonzo, don't get lost we still need you. What is wind. A movement from most of the time moisture air from a High pressure area to a low area. By having ionisation, whereby the air at a spike or metal part, get at a couple of hundreds of thousands of Volt either negative or positive charged, the wind will either attract or reject from this point. That is what I think they are doing. The question is, maybe they are using AC and not DC . Bert
     
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