Each fluid catchment device 34 can be secured to the attachment arm 60 so that the fluid catchment device 34 can be open in the direction of flow 14 of the fluid (in this case, water) and closed in the opposite direction, that is, the direction opposite the direction of the fluid flow 14. There are various ways in which the catchment devices 34 can be attached to the attachment arm 60. For example, the catchment devices 34 can be connected to the attachment arms 60 in either a trailing configuration, as is shown in FIG. In one embodiment, at least one of the catchment devices can be configured as a parachute. A central support rod 70 can be used to maintain the relative position of the apex 72 of the parachute 36, thereby preventing its orientation from being reversed when traveling upstream relative to the fluid flow 14. Referring to the trailing configuration in FIG.
Each parachute can have a canopy. A second subset of the plurality of attachment arms can have an associated second length. For instance, in one embodiment, the catchment device 34 can include a first wall 42 and a second wall 44 connected at one end by a hinge 48 or other suitable structure. As a result, each catchment device is spaced from the loop member. For instance, the loop member 30 can be a chain 32, a chain-like device, a cable or a drive belt, just to name a few possibilities. The rotatable members 22, 24 can be supported in the body of water 12 by lowering members 26, which can be beams, rods, bars or tubes, just to name a few possibilities. The aft rotatable member can be operatively connected to an electric generator. The attachment arms may also include a second member. FIGS. 10-12 show an alternative embodiment of a catchment device 34. The catchment device 34 can be configured as a clam-shell 35. Dolor de hombro izquierdo al levantar el brazo . In such case, the catchment device 34 can include a first wall 42 and a second wall 44. The catchment device 34 also includes expandable side walls 46. The first and second walls 42, 44 can be pivotally connected.
Dolor Muscular Brazo
Indeed, it will be appreciated that by providing the attachment arms, the size of the catchment devices-and therefore the amount of reaction force produced on the catchment devices-can be maximized, allowing much more energy to be extracted from the flowing fluid. The motion of the aft rotatable member can be transmitted to the electric generator to produce electrical energy. BACKGROUND Many present day energy generation systems have undesirable consequences, such as pollution in the case of fossil fuel based systems and radioactive waste in nuclear fuel based systems. Although the Saiz device uses two or more pulleys, the parachutes will still pass over the pulleys, and the device will experience the same negative consequences associated with the Steelman device.
Moreover, if somehow these adverse consequences do not occur, the constant pressure as the sail passes over the pulley will cause the sail to wear out at a very fast rate, requiring its replacement in a relatively short period of time. For instance, there is a high likelihood that the sail will become entangled in the pulley as it rotates around the pulley. As a result, they will also be passing over the pulley, which will not only cause them to wear out quickly but will also create excessive wear on the pulley and will most likely induce slippage of the flexible member, thereby reducing efficiency.
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- Equipment according to claim 1, wherein, described central core member is rigidity
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While only two systems 10 are shown, it will be understood that more than two systems 10 can be used. FIG. 3 shows another embodiment of a manner of deploying a system 10. In this embodiment, only one end of the system 10 may be supported by the barge 16 or other support structure. Dolor de espalda y cadera izquierda . FIG. 13 shows another manner of deploying a system 10. In this arrangement, one or more systems 10 can be deployed off of a barge. As shown, the systems 10 can be arranged such that the axes 23, 25 of the rotatable members 22, 24 are substantially vertical. The system 10 can be arranged such that the axes 23, 25 of the rotatable members 22, 24 extend substantially vertically. In another embodiment, the system 10 can be arranged such that the axes of rotation 23, 25 can be oriented substantially vertically, as is shown in FIGS.
FIG. 2 shows one example of the systems 10 being arranged in a parallel configuration. Referring to FIG. 12, the clam-shell shaped catchment device 34 can be positioned between and operatively connected to two parallel continuous loop members 30. Such operative connection can be achieved in any suitable way. Each of the two loop members 30 can support a plurality of catchment devices 34. In other embodiments, more than two loop members 30 can be rotatably supported between the sets of forward rotatable members 22 and the sets of rearward rotatable members 24 so that more than two parallel sets of catchment devices 34 can be used to drive the generator or generators. FIG. 5 is a side elevation view of a portion of a fluid-based power generation system, showing a catchment device in a trailing configuration. FIG. 4 is a side elevation view of a fluid-based power generation system, showing one end portion of the system as being operatively attached to a vertical shaft and another end portion of the system being supported by a buoyant member.