The current invention relates to a motor-like device whose action is based on the principle that when a magnetic field is inclined at an angle ? to the vertical, the magnetic field produces a force that is inclined at an angle 2? to the vertical, the magnitude of the force per unit area being (B^2)/2μ0 Newton per meter squared, where B is the flux density of the magnetic field, and μ0= 4π x 10^-7 H/m.
The current invention, hereinafter called the Inexhaustible Power Source (IPS), comprises three concentric ring magnets disposed in attraction mode relative to one another, one of the ring magnets, i.e. the one in the middle, being disposed such that it can rotate about its axis of symmetry; a plurality of tiny oblique magnets disposed in the gaps between the ring magnets to INCLINE the magnetic fields therein.
In operation, the oblique magnets keep the magnetic fields of the ring magnets inclined at an angle to the normal; this causes the ring magnets to continuously exert both radial and tangential magnetic forces on one another. The moment of the tangential magnetic forces results in the middle ring magnet rotating continuously about said axis.
Ansys Maxwell and CST Studio Suite have been used to simulate the IPS. In the simulation, the total mass of NdFeB grade N52 magnets is 3.1356Kg; the average output torque is 3.1376Nm; the acceleration and moment of inertia of the middle ring magnet are respectively 350 rev/sec^2 and 0.001426 Kgm^2.
BENEFITS AND UNIQUENESS OF THE INVENTION
(1) Unlike coal and petrol, the IPS does not pollute the ecosystem; unlike solar and wind, the IPS does not depend on the weather; unlike ethanol, it does not accelerate deforestation or inflate food prices; and unlike nuclear plant, it does not raise uncomfortable questions about meltdowns or radioactive-waste storage.
(2) The IPS has a life-span of about 75yrs and throughout this period it produces energy 24/7.
(3) It has a coefficient of performance that tends to infinity.
(4) It has no cogging torque.
(5) It is compatible with various forms of engines.
(I) It can be used to power turbines
(II) It can be used in the automobile and shipping industries
(III) It can be used as a source of motive power
In the simulation, the IPS’ magnetic fields are pulsating in response to the rotation of the middle ring magnet. This could mean that the IPS is converting ambient energy into mechanical energy at the rate of (τ^2 * σ * ρ^-1* r^-2)^0.5 Joules per second, where r, ρ, and σ are respectively the average radius, the density, and the maximum tensile strength of the middle ring magnet; τ is the average output torque.
The IPS' magnetic fields expand when the IPS converts ambient energy into magnetic energy; and the IPS’ magnetic fields contract when the IPS converts the magnetic energy into mechanical energy.
ABOUT THE ENTRANT
Name: Simon Olanipekun
Type of entry: individual
Number of times previously entering contest:1
Software used for this entry:
Ansys Maxwell 3D, CST Studio Suite, and Autodesk AutoCAD
Patent status: pending