More To Say About Dam-Atoll

Much more remains to be said about Dam-Atoll:

History: The underlying concepts on which Dam-Atoll is based are beautiful, and their history is fascinating. Click here to see the contributions made by the ancient Micronesians and Polynesians and by the modern oceanographer Robert S. Arthur. Humor: Dam-Atoll will always be a top contender for the worst pun of the year award; click here to see more Dam-Atoll related humor. Future Prospects: Click here to see why alternative energy sources such as Dam-Atoll will prove to be absolutely necessary in the very near future.

As For The Present:

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Worst Pun Of The Year Every Year

Best And Most Concise Description Of Dam-Atoll

The damndest thing that ever came out of an acoustics lab

Fermat's Principle

The Patent for Dam-Atoll is now in the public domain

The Name Dam-Atoll Tells How It Extracts Ocean Wave Energy

Dam-Atoll An Amalgam Of the Concepts Dam And Atoll

Dams And Kinetic, Potential, and Mechanical Energy

River As Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy Transformed To Potential Energy

Potential Energy Transformed Back To Kinetic Energy

Kinetic Energy Turned Into Mechanical Energy

An Atoll Bends And Refracts The Approaching Wave

Wave Velocity

Wave Refraction

When the submerged atoll is dome-shaped, it refracts the wave path to its center

The exact shape of the atoll's dome is critical

the atoll acts as a kind of lense concentrating the wave energy

A Wave's Potential Energy Gets Changed To Kinetic Energy By An Atoll

A wave is nothing but energy

Waves And Potential And Kinetic Energy

A deep-water ocean wave is always half potential and half kinetic energy

Wave is all kinetic energy when it breaks on the center of the atoll

Changing A Wave's Kinetic Energy To Mechanical Energy By Means Of A Vortex


Vortex is a fluid flywheel

Dam-Atoll, Vortex, Guide Vanes

This in sum is how Dam-Atoll works

Smoothing out the succession of wave pulses

Advantages Over The Other Ocean Wave Energy Extraction Devices

Dam-Atoll has only one moving part

Thus Dam-Atoll loses no energy in monkey motion

Monkey motion

Competing Ocean Wave Energy Extraction Devices are monkey motion machines

Energy Efficiency

Diffuser Important To Energy Efficiency

Mathematically Optimal Shape Of Dome Crucial To Energy Efficiency

A Future So Bright For Ocean Systems You Will Need Sunglasses

The Patent for Dam-Atoll is now in the public domain

The Opportunity

Leslie Wirt is available for lectures

Leslie Wirt offers consulting services

Video of working scale model of Dam-Atoll

Dam-Atoll Patent

Michael McCormick's Comments On Dam-Atoll

John Isaac's Comments On Dam-Atoll

Links To Books, Articles, And Web Sites Mentioning Dam-Atoll

Excerpts From Scattering And Absorption Of Surface Waves By Arthur's Island

Future Prospects For Dam-Atoll

Dam-Atoll Humor


About the inventor of Dam-Atoll, Leslie S. Wirt

Contact Leslie Wirt


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