CherryB
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Ok, so here's what I got so far. The one water filled bucket, falling from the top of the upper Sprocket, "uS," will exert a certain maximum downward force upon the chain it is attached to, which will pull on the uS, and force it to follow the chain that is being acted upon. The inner shaft of the uS, which is connected to a generator, will spin the shaft of that generator, and electrical current will be produced, which can then be used.
The bucket on the right side of uS, and is at 30m, and falling at a constant speed (determined by the braking power of the generator  similar to the braking power of a regen system in electric vehicles). It is 1000 cubic meters in volume, which translates to 1,000,000 liters, or 1 million kg, has a maximal potential of (1,000,000kg x 9.81m/s^2 x 30m), or 294,300,000, or 294.3 megawatts.
That figure of 294.3MW is the maximum power that could be generated by this system.
Is that correct?
Would the speed of the bucket be a factor?
Would the distance of the bucket from the shaft be a factor?
And the factors that will inhibit that maximal output include
keeping the water in the bucket for as long as possible
reducing the friction, heat loss, etc. of the chain to the sprocket
overcoming the cogging effect, and electrical resistance of the generator
Thanks for all the help.
The bucket on the right side of uS, and is at 30m, and falling at a constant speed (determined by the braking power of the generator  similar to the braking power of a regen system in electric vehicles). It is 1000 cubic meters in volume, which translates to 1,000,000 liters, or 1 million kg, has a maximal potential of (1,000,000kg x 9.81m/s^2 x 30m), or 294,300,000, or 294.3 megawatts.
That figure of 294.3MW is the maximum power that could be generated by this system.
Is that correct?
Would the speed of the bucket be a factor?
Would the distance of the bucket from the shaft be a factor?
And the factors that will inhibit that maximal output include
keeping the water in the bucket for as long as possible
reducing the friction, heat loss, etc. of the chain to the sprocket
overcoming the cogging effect, and electrical resistance of the generator
Thanks for all the help.
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