The Belluaire Component Design

version 2.0

Prepared by Alex Alves on April 21, 2022

Thirteen like bells are cast and turned. All bells are tuned to the same frequency, so they ring together. In the place of claspers, pedestals are mounted. The pedestals are lowered and led into matching holes in the center of stone cast altars that are part of a larger circular platform. A bell is fastened at the center of the platform while the others are evenly spaced along the edge of the platform.

The center bell is struck by an external force and starts to emit a sound. The sound travels through the air and strikes the other bells that start to ring by resonance. All bells ring simultaneously by resonance.

The resonance produces a trembling movement in the bell that moves it out of its resting position creating an imbalance in the distribution of weight. The weight of the bell is transferred to the pedestal that starts to bend. The pedestal continues to bend until the resistance of its material is greater than the weight of the bell. The pedestal stops bending and starts to spring back in the opposite direction bringing the bell with it. The momentum accumulated during the initial swing plus the elasticity of the pedestal’s material causes the bell to miss stopping at its original resting point passing it by and causing the same phenomenon to happen on the other side. The system starts to oscillate and the oscillation continues for as long as the source emits the resonating frequency.

A magnet is mounted on the top of each bell. Each magnet is loosely coupled with a fixed arc-shaped flattened copper coil. The oscillating linear movement of the magnet across the copper coil sweeps out electrons generating electricity like in a rotary electromagnetic generator.

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