Dynamo Speed Control and Tectonics—Modeling Earth as a Shunt Wound DC Machine

by / Wednesday, 31 January 2018 / Published in Electrical Engineering

The Sun’s slow periodic flux transfer to the Earth, the low frequency of Schumann Resonance, and the fixed DC voltage of the capacitor direct us toward direct current (DC) machines for electrical modeling purposes. The Earth exhibits dual characteristics of a motor generator set by motoring the mechanical Earth around its axis, while at the same time generating energy for its spherical capacitor. It follows that electrical and mechanical output of the Earth are powered by the magnitude of the flux transfer events, the constant DC voltage supply and any potential nuclear contribution within the core. Like an induction furnace, powerful magnetic flux from the Sun partially melts the outer iron core of the Earth and magnetizes the inner solid iron core. The solid inner magnetic core acts as a rotating armature similar to a DC machine. All electrical machines experience no load and full load power loss while in operation. Speed control of large rotating DC machines is well understood and has been applied in industry for over a century. Speed can be changed either by varying the field resistance and/or the armature resistance. The characteristic of a constant speed DC machine is such that a change in field resistance will cause a compensatory change in armature resistance to maintain velocity. In the case of the earth, a decrease in armature resistance results in an increase in volume of the iron core, which may result in greater seismic and volcanic activity. Climate change may be the direct result of changes in soil and sea water resistance, which we lump together as field resistance.

Climate Change, Seismic Activity, Shunt Wound DC Machine, Speed Control, Tectonics, Volcano

1. Introduction

As concerned inhabitants of our small planet, it is the sworn duty of scientists and engineers to uphold the highest integrity of workmanship, and provide accurate information to better understand the world around us and the world itself. It is the latter, which has focused our problem-solving skills; to address how the Earth is electrically wired, and how it mechanically operates from electromagnetic force. Environmental issues are a secondary yet important consideration as well. Theoretical concepts push the boundaries of physics beyond what is known, and attempt to rationalize what is not known; occasionally this is successful using methods from other scientific disciplines. It is hoped that the curious thoughts of one lead to the contemplation of many, and science and nature are duly served. Much has been written about global warming and climate change, and it is not the purpose of this paper to challenge convention, repeat known science, raise undue alarm or create ideological controversy. The manuscript’s goal is to formally communicate a possible electrical explanation on planetary operation, and how it may be the driving force behind tectonic plate movement. As such, the paper may indirectly infer an additive explanation for earthquakes, volcanism and climate change. These issues are of course of great interest to geologists and geophysicists, but not the thrust of this manuscript, nor the expertise of the author. Instead it is electromagnetism, the electrical engineer’s magic wand, which is how one asks peers to view the theoretician’s presentation. By introducing simple yet formal electrical machine circuits into the dynamo theory, it may prove beneficial to other scientists in solving what may be one of mankind’s biggest challenges. For we know that there are two constants that cannot change; the size of the Earth and its speed. The goal of the work is to further the understanding of planetary tectonics primarily through speed and, secondarily, through temperature control of the Earth using proven electrical engineering techniques for large rotating apparatus.The Earth dynamo has been turning for several billion years and the action of rotation infinitely repeatable. Therefore, once understood, it can be electrically modelled with a high degree of certainty (Figure 1). Through diligent thought experiments, intuitive engineering reasoning and a bit of magical pixie dust, the first functional electrical wiring diagram of the planet Earth is shown below.

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