1) The Dynamic Interaction
of 10 Key Components
(Note: FE-5, FE-6, FE-7 have additonal Key Components)
I. The Rotating Chamber
A. Its unique Shape:
(Resembles a pyramid with its cap removed)
B. Stays sealed, with Minimal Friction,
(at high or low temperatures or pressure ranges)
II. The Vane Design (patent(s) pending)
The Fibonacci Engine ( FE) is a sliding vane-type rotary expander heat engine (patents pending). It has either sliding vanes or swing vanes inside, which are coupled to a rotor. Dynamic, rotating expansion chambers are thereby formed, which when properly sealed, will sufficiently contain an expanding gas.
The shape of the chambers formed, provides insignt as to why the FE is such a powerful engine, even with its low weight and relatively small size. The expansion (adiabatic) of the gas (Rankine heat cycle) properly contained inside the expansion chambers, causes the rotation of the engine's power shaft by causing a net force against the vanes, typically in a clock-wise direction.
This force is further multiplied by three (3) vanes functioning in concert as if being a long, rotating lever. The vanes also function as seals and valves.
The patent pending vane design also provides for the ability of the FE to have a reactive turbine-type capability (Brayton cycle). Therefore, The FE can react instantly to load demand changes, or heat energy variations, when using a waste heat source. This point is critical when the FE is the 'prime mover', running an electrical generator to power a home or business.
Two heat cycles function concurrently, to provide two distinct Forces. The first force is the adiabatic expansiveness of the vapor, and the second force is theTurbine-reactive force (pressure from a nozzle). The Rankine heat cycle (expansive of the vapor), plus the Brayton cycle (Turbine reaction), are both operative on the 'power side of the engine.
A third heat cycle, the Stirling heat cycle functions onthe FE's 'exhaust' side. This feature creates a lowered pressure at the exhaust port, and thus increases vapor flow through the engine.
The risk of vapor condensation inside the engine is eliminated because the engine housing also functions as its own vapor generator (patent pending), yet good vapor flow through the engine is not compromised. Yet the FE can function well at under 200 F.
The patent pending vane design allows each vane to also generate a powerful electromagnetic force (EMHD). When this feature is added to a vane, the vane creates a further positve net electromagnetic rotational force to the power shaft.
2) Uses New Designs vs. Old Designs Question: Why did all the historical attempts to produce