Coronarization of the Autonomous Water pump

by R. J. M. De Wiest, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, United States,
N. M. Loncke, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, United States,
R. F. J. Verhoeven, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, United States,
T. J. Roelants, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The conventional hydraulic pressure multiplier has been successfully used by Belgian technician Robert Houman (1986) to provide a dependable source of water supply to the NATO-base at Bastogne, under the name Monteau. This was the first time this kind of engine was used as an autonomous pump, i.e. not dependent upon any extraneous driving mechanism, not using any energy but for that provided by the flowing water itself. De Wiest was struck by the great similarities in the working of this engine and that of the human heart. A major shortcoming in the performance of the pump induced De Wiest to try coronarization, as in the human heart, as a remedy, after making a thorough physiological and functional comparison between the Monteau pump and the human heart. Hence the name Hydro-Cor, i.e. water-heart, which was reserved for the coronarized engine. This paper discusses operating principles, the basic premise of coronarization, experimental results, and other aspects of the subject.

Subject Headings: Engines | Human factors | Water management | Pumps | Computer analysis | Hydraulics | Water supply systems | Water pressure

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