Buoyancy OU 4: What do the ZED Horizontal Rams do?
See the animated simulation of MrWayne’s ZED overunity hydraulic system at www.hydroenergyrevolution.com I am wondering about the horizontal, double-acting rams atop each moving riser assembly. They suck water in from the outer annular chamber and make the riser effectively heavier, but they also reduce total buoyancy by subtracting “head” in equal proportion to the increased riser weight, I think. It’s a sort of “double-action” effect that, I think, turns the neutrally buoyant riser assembly into a sort of Cartesian Diver, that rises and sinks by changing effective weight, rather than volume (displaced water) as a true CD does. I did some further experiments after those shown in this video; the conclusions I express in the video are partial and I’ve revised them somewhat. I don’t think these rams are as ineffectual as I at first thought…. in fact, I now think they may actually be driving the entire system by cycling the effective weight of the riser assembly around the neutrally buoyant point, so it rises and sinks due to this small change in weight, like the automatic bollard does with the application or removal of a small lift force.