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Flowing things alike,

Doing some scripting for the web I've put a lot of thought into displaying websites. The most important factor is speed, I don't like to wait when I click something. It's not something I'm very good at from a coding perspective as I always want to add more scripts to the same websites which bloats them a bit.

Ajax stands for asynchronous javascript with xml. Specially the asynchronous part is interesting, the data being loaded has relation with what the user is doing but the moment it happens depends on how busy the connection is. Unlike normal html pages where everything is loaded when we need it the ajax application tries to load only the things we need and preferably when there is time to do so.

As I was playing with some engineering concepts it struck me how this philosophy can and should be applied to the apparatus we call engines and motors. I'm trying to describe them as the group of devices that use energy to acquire rotation/motion for doing something. a car, a dishwasher, a mixer etc It seems logical to convert energy into motion when we need it "on demand". This works much like the html document.  The way in which the ajax philosophy can be applied; the making of proper use of the Internet connection is of the same essence as the making of proper use of the available torch/output of the motor. Time is of the essence in this calculation, the motor can only download a given amount of Joule per hour.  The apparatus only needs a given amount per hour of usage. 

Where we all gone wrong is when we scaled the engine to peak demands.

This is big nonsense! The size of the engine should depend on the total flow of energy over a given time. If there are sudden demands beyond that what the engine can supply a reservoir is addressed. Such reservoir can be filled economically in stead of asking the motor to address the peak.

Think of a boiler, here a few 100 litters of hot watter are available but the apparatus taking hours to heat it. Now apply that same logic to your car. It needs to accelerate from 0 to 100, but lets look at how often you need this. 1 time per 100 seconds is more as enough. This really means we can accelerate at least just as fast if not faster with an engine 1/10 of the size. Just like a boiler stores already heated water engine should store already created torch.

A website loads the content only one time. The same philosophy can be applied to energy that is already inside the apparatus.  If the car is already accelerated and we wish to slow down we go back to a previous state. This means the energy released from breaking should also be converted back into the engine's reservoir. It's not just a good idea, it (again) allows for a much smaller engine because it's now capable of repeated accelerating from o to 100 with intervals of less then 100 seconds.

The second time we accelerate is never the first time the vehicle accelerates. This means there is always breaking involved. With always I mean ALWAYS. Tis is what a second time means  by definition. If we can regain 90% of the breaking energy when we accelerate we only need 10% to do so. This 10% shall even come from the reservoir! Which allows us to dwarf the engine by that same 90% and still generate enough energy to accelerate from 0 to 100 every 100 seconds. An acceptable downside is that our 'cold' start would take 1000 seconds.

Accelerating to 100 every 100 seconds isn't really necessary, there is room enough to make it 200 or 240 seconds. Regaining 90% of the breaking energy isn't really realistic but it already works with 50% or even 5%

5% would mean 95% is needed to break even with acceleration. we assume the 100 seconds to refill the reservoir allows for an engine 1/10 times as big.  1/10 *0.95 which would mean we need an engine 0.095 as large as the one we currently use to accomplish the same work.

We take the 240 seconds example and assume 1/24 size of engine. Then 90% would mean 10% is needed to do the work. 1/24 *0.10 which would mean we need an engine 0.00416666667 times as large as normal!!!!!

0.4% as big as normal.

Now I urge you to realise how I didn't calculate the loss in weight from the engine and the frame. You, my reader is aware of the fact 0.4% of 500 kg is 2 kg. I've seen cellphones bigger as that. lol

I was aware of this some months ago, of course I assumed I was wrong. I mean? doh? This just cant be right. ET opening a burger joint would be more reasonable.

A few days ago I had a major mindfart when I found out it's real. I don't really want to talk about it. I already know how people would respond. This is just so that I can rub-in that "I told you so" thing, you know me. hahaha

And who knows, this may be one big heap of rubbish. We shall talk about that when I've created and documented a few 100 mind bubbles like this. They seem to come easy to me.

I have build one apparatus by the above protocol but I know the internet way to well to give you the opportunity to make jokes about me in stead of actually looking at the data presented.

So you can send me an email here. You get a nice auto-reply (when my mail application feels like sending it out). I expect real miracles from this little bit of extra work on your behalf.

Do feel free to expand the concept further as-is....

flow of energy....
flow of content.......
flow of beer.....
flow of money.....follow the money.....

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