> Oops, sorry, I was referring to the use of the
> disk back when it was originally created.
> Considering the possibility that the disc
> originally was put to work as a rotating
> instrument, what powered it?
That's another question..
If it's able to produce standing waves from a central position then I don't think the designers would have had much of a problem with powering it.
Or the possibility that the disk was fixed and operating in a rotating medium.
> I'd still love to see the dispersion pattern of
> water shot out sideways as the disk rotates
> horizontally while water descended onto it from
Looking at Tri Lobe's video I think there is an outward from centre dispersion pattern, however this may be the result of a rotationally induced, outward from centre spiralling wave front. As opposed to physical water movement or thrust, as would be the case with an impeller or propeller.
The body of water in the video seems to be radially static and 'boiling'.
It'd be interesting to see what would happen if a constant disk speed can be achieved with the disk fully submerged, thus negating any direct water surface disturbance by the disc.
Also the wave effect at different or multiples of rotational speed. say 25 RPM, 50 RPM, 100 RPM, 200 RPM..
Or tune the speed for maximum wave and work from there.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06-Mar-18 19:28 by Jon Ellison.