Title:
Dynamic tornado teardown system
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
A system for preventing damage from tornados and other harmful naturally occurring weather phenomenon uses multiple jet devices which are distributed in a ground array to produce man made tornados. The man made tornados function to divert or stop the natural tornados. Explosive devices can also be used with the man made tornados to stop the natural tornados. The power of the man made tornados and explosives required to tear down the natural tornados can be determined by calculating the threshold energies of the natural tornados. By determining the energy requirements, process for stopping natural tornados can be optimized.



Inventors:
Yi, Henry (Fremont, CA, US)
Yi, Jane Ju (Fremont, CA, US)
Application Number:
10/935971
Publication Date:
02/24/2005
Filing Date:
09/07/2004
Assignee:
YI HENRY
YI JANE JU
Primary Class:
International Classes:
A01G15/00; (IPC1-7): F42B12/46
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Primary Examiner:
KNOX, STEWART
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
JAMES CAI (SAN JOSE, CA, US)
Claims:
1. A method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system such as tornados, twisters, dust devils, cyclones, and waterspouts comprising the steps: detecting the path and direction of rotation of the disaster weather system; providing an array of air flow devices for generating man-made tornados; actuating at least some of the devices in the array of devices to generate a man-made tornado that rotates in the opposite direction of the disaster weather system to attract the disaster weather system to the array of air flow devices; and intercepting the disaster weather system with the man-made tornado to lower the reduce the velocity of winds and destructive power the disaster weather system.

2. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 1 further comprising the steps: providing a launching system for delivering an explosion material device; launching the explosion material device towards the disaster weather system; and detonating the explosive material device in the disaster weather system.

3. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 2 wherein the detonating of the explosive material occurs in the funnel of the disaster weather system.

4. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 2 wherein the detonating of the explosive material clogs the core flow of the disaster weather system.

5. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 2 wherein the detonating of the explosive material occurs in the funnel of the disaster weather system before the disaster weather system extends down to the ground level.

6. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 1 further comprising the steps: providing a balloon attached to an explosion material device; launching the balloon and explosion material device towards the disaster weather system; and detonating the explosion material device in the disaster weather system.

7. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 6 wherein the detonating step occurs when the explosive material is at a specific height in the funnel of the disaster weather system

8. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 1 wherein the launching step is performed by using an explosive material delivery device.

9. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 1 wherein the array of air flow devices includes a plurality of individual air flow devices which are distributed over an area of land and or water close to a metropolitan area.

10. A method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system such as tornados, twisters, dust devils, cyclones, and waterspouts comprising the steps: detecting the path and direction of rotation of the disaster weather system; providing an array of air flow devices for generating man-made tornados; actuating some of the devices in the array of devices to generate a man-made tornado to which rotates in the same direction as the disaster weather system to repel the disaster weather system; and intercepting the disaster weather system with the man-made tornado to divert the disaster weather system from an area of the array of air flow devices.

11. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 further comprising the steps: providing a launching system for delivering an explosion material device; launching the explosion material device towards the disaster weather system; and detonating the explosive material device in the disaster weather system.

12. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 wherein the detonating of the explosive material occurs in the funnel of the disaster weather system.

13. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 wherein the detonating of the explosive material clogs the core flow of the disaster weather system.

14. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 wherein the detonating of the explosive material occurs in the funnel of the disaster weather system before the disaster weather system extends down to the ground level.

15. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 further comprising the steps: providing a balloon attached to an explosion material device; releasing the balloon and explosion material device towards the disaster weather system; and detonating the explosion material device in the disaster weather system.

16. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 15 wherein the detonating step occurs when the explosive material is at a specific height in the funnel of the disaster weather system.

17. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 wherein the launching step is performed by using an explosive material delivery device.

18. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 10 wherein the array of air flow devices includes a plurality of individual air flow devices which are distributed over an area of land and or water close to a metropolitan area.

19. A method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system such as tornados, twisters, dust devils, cyclones, and waterspouts comprising the steps: detecting the path and direction of rotation of the disaster weather system; determining the high energy threshold of the disaster weather system; selecting an explosive device which can reduce the disaster weather system energy below the low energy threshold of the disaster weather system; intercepting the disaster weather system with the explosive device; and detonating the explosive device within the disaster weather system to lower the energy of the disaster weather system below the low energy threshold.

20. The method for reducing the destructive power of a disaster weather system of claim 19 wherein the disaster weather system has a funnel and the detonating step interrupts the funnel to destroy the disaster weather system.

Description:

CLAIM OF PRIORITY

This application is a Continuation-In-Part of copending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/356,111, filed Feb. 3, 2003 (Atty. Docket No. 730.02), entitled “TORNADO DYNAMIC TEARDOWN SYSTEMS”; which IS incorporated by reference herein.

FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention relates to meteorology, and, more specifically, to methods for the teardown of disastrous weather conditions, such as tornados, to protect human beings and their property.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

A substantial amount of research has been conducted to develop a way to control disastrous weather patterns that include a suction vortex, or suction funnel, or funnel such as a Tornado, Twister, Dust Devil, Cyclone and Waterspout. However, because these weather systems have huge amounts of energy, none of the prior art methods for combating these systems has been feasible.

These weather systems destroy millions of dollars of property and kill hundreds of human beings every year.

Various inventors have patented several ways to stop these destructive weather conditions. U.S. Pat. No. 370,845 to Atwater (1887) discloses simple cyclone destroyer, which may stop some small-scale man made experimental funnels formed in a chamber or laboratory. But this system cannot stop a natural full scale tornado.

Thereafter, U.S. Pat. No. 4,362,280 to McCambridge (1982) has invented an apparatus and method, for reducing the destructive effects, but does not stop tornados. A problem with the McCambridge device is that there is no carrier to transport a large quantity of the devices in a very short period needed to reduce the effectiveness of the tornado. Moreover, the McCambridge device produces a huge quantity of waste which must be cleaned up after the device is used.

There have been some Russian publications which have proposed the use of explosives to stop tornados. For example, in R.U. 2068540 to Ozeretskovskii, et al (1996), R.U. 2077835 to Dubchak, V N (1997), and R.U. 2062560 to Talanov B P, and U.K. Brodsky, Stanislav (1999). Although, some of these methods are intended to stop a tornado, none of these references clearly describe how they work. Some of these methods damage the land where the methods were used and some of the methods have to be performed out at sea. Some of the references have to be developed by militaries. All of them do indeterminately create the scale of energy that needs to stop a tornado.

The average energy of a tornado possessed is 1014 to 1019 Joules. This energy almost equals ten times the energy consumed daily in United States, or a few of nuclear bombs. It is impossible to stop tornados without a destruction theory. That is why so far no active way of stopping tornados is currently conducted. The only means of protection are passive methods which do not control tornados such as basement shelters. Tornado warning systems also exist, but tornados still wreck havoc.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

The inventive disaster weather system tear down system has several objectives and advantages over the prior art:

(a) To provide a revolutionary theory that presents a detailed physical model, which clearly describes the energy changing in an enclosure system of the disaster weather that possesses a suction funnel.

(b) To provide a description of a disaster weather system that originates with two isolated separation systems: a disaster weather cloud base and a ground environment. The suction funnel is just a connection that connects the two isolated systems together and results in a single enclosure disaster system.

(c) To provide a strategy for attacking the tornado at the funnel which is the weakest link between two isolated systems. The funnel is just a short path for the high energy of the cloud base to release its energy to the ground environment by means of sucking up everything from the lower energy of ground environment. Any way to choke up the funnel will interrupt their connection and stop the damage of disaster weather systems, which include of course tornados.

(d) To provide an optimized way to stop a tornado that the physical model presents there are two thresholds in a disaster weather system: 1. The higher energy threshold. When the energy of a cloud base exceeds the higher energy threshold, the disaster weather system starts to form a funnel. 2. The lower energy threshold. When the energy of a disaster weather system is less than the threshold, the funnel disappears. Moreover, the disaster weather system model describes the formation of the funnel consumes a huge quantity of energy. Because it takes long time for the cloud base to accumulate enough energy to form a funnel again in certain period and a certain area, a physical choke in a funnel for a short a period of time is enough to destroy the enclosure of the disaster weather system.

(e) To provide a quantitative analysis of the energy required stopping a tornado. There is high Reynolds Number turbulent core flow inside a tornado funnel. The diameter of the core flow is only one third of the diameter of the funnel. The core flow diameter is only 30 feet to a couple of hundreds of feet in diameter. Because the core diameter of the core flow is fairly small, clogging the core flow for a short period of time without damaging the environment is feasible and practicable. The energy used to break the enclosure of a disaster weather system is small and the energy mechanism used would be affordable.

(f) To provide a brand new discovery in application of the energy conservation law. As soon as the funnel is clogged or interrupted the energy conservation law acts as a transformation of rheology of the formats of the energies inside the clogged funnel. The elevation head will become a major function from pressure head and velocity head spontaneously. The broken ends of the funnel will suck back into their bases.

(g) To provide a guideline that the choking of a disaster weather system funnel needs a very small energy to initialize breaking the enclosure of the disaster weather system. A tornado has winds that travel at least 80 miles per hour. The moving nature and the rheology conservation law help break the connection of the disaster weather system. The development of a system for choking the disaster weather system funnel will protect human beings and their property and should be started now.

(h) According to the presented physical model, to provide many flexible ways to deal with different disaster weather systems in order to protect metropolitan, civilian and important facility areas.

Further objects and advantages in the treatment the disaster weather systems to protect human lives and their asserts are described below.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention is herein described, by way of example only, with reference to embodiment of the present invention illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

FIG. 1 shows a TDTS (tornados dynamic teardown system).

FIG. 2 shows a man-made tornado which attracts natural tornados moving towards and over GAAS areas.

FIG. 3 shows a up-flow vortex blown by GAAS is which attracts a tornado.

FIG. 4 shows a tornado is moving towards over a GAAS area.

FIG. 5 shows a funnel moving over a GAAS area.

FIG. 6 shows a tornado over a GAAS area that has combined with a man-made tornado.

FIG. 7 shows a small tornado which is dissipating over the GAAS.

FIG. 8 shows a tornado, attracted to the GAAS and then consumed.

FIG. 9 shows a ELS launching a material device exploded in the suction funnel of a tornado at the designed height.

FIG. 10 shows a device sucked up in the suction funnel and exploded at a designed height.

FIG. 11 shows an explosion of a material device in the suction funnel and the GAAS's reversed vortex of the up-flows that consumes the bottom section of the suction funnel.

FIG. 12 shows a broken suctions funnel shrinking back into bases.

FIG. 13 shows an explosion of a material device is launched at the end of a suction funnel when a tornado is extending down its suction funnel.

FIG. 14 shows a launched material device is exploded in a growing suction funnel at a certain height.

FIG. 15 shows a of ELS launching a material device into a suction funnel of a tornado.

FIG. 16 shows a material device being sucked into a suction funnel of a tornado and exploded at a controlled height.

FIG. 17 shows of energy-time characteristic of a disaster weather pattern.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A preferred embodiment of the present invention is illustrated in FIGS. 1 and 2 (top views). The layouts show the TDTS (tornados dynamic teardown system) deployed in the path of a tornado out side of the metropolitan, civilian or other important area 28. GAAS (ground array attractive systems) area 24, is a computer network controlled hot air blowout system. This system combines many automatic mechanical Jet or Sprayer devices 22 that blow hot air and deployed as a ground array pattern in the GAAS area 24.

The devices 22 can include fuel-powered jet engines that ignite themselves and emit very high velocity hot air. The specific jet devices 22 used to combat a tornado can be selected by the teardown process requirements. The temperature and the flow mass are controlled by TDTS computer controller. The hot air devices 22 are positioned by the TDTS control system to create a rotating mass of gas, which become man-made tornados. The devices 22 can be tilted with 360 degree rotating to blow out the hot air in controlled circles. The output of many hot air devices 22 can be coordinated to make a number of man-made tornado-funnels.

Natural tornados rotate in a counter-clockwise direction and the man-made funnels deployed in TDTS areas can be designed to rotate in either clockwise or counter-clockwise directions. The counter-clockwise rotating man-made funnels repel the nature funnel and the clockwise man-made funnels attract the nature tornados. When a tornado 20 moves close to the GAAS area 24, the counter-clockwise man-made tornados are pushing out the nature funnel over their areas. The clockwise man-made tornados are attracting the nature funnel moving over their areas and anchoring the bottom of the nature funnel. Changing the flow mass, rotation and the temperature of the man-made tornados can teardown the tornado. The mechanical device 22 blows up up-flown hot air. Numbers of them are placed in array pattern as GAAS area 24. Small man-made tornados are formed by the ground array attractive systems 24 to attract the tornado moving over its area 24. The mass, temperature and rotation of the man-made up-flow can be controlled according to the process of the tornado dynamic teardown system described below. The TDTS also includes a control system center (CSC) 26 which is in communications with an explosion and launching system (ELS) 30 which are located within the boundary of the metropolitan area 32.

Normal Operation

The manner of using TDTS (side views) is identical to the invention. With reference to FIGS. 3 and 4, side views of the TDTS are illustrated. By using the energy model as a guideline with reference to FIG. 17, the energy-time characteristic of a disaster weather pattern, the CSC (control system center) detects a tornado's 38 status and tracks its movement. When it is close to the GAAS effective range, GAAS devices start blowing up-flow hot air that form some small man-made tornados 60 to attract the funnel of the tornado. The rotation of the tornado 38 and man-made tornado 60 are illustrated by the circles at the periphery of the tornados. The circle with a dot indicates air traveling out of the page and the circle with a cross indicates air traveling into the page. Thus, the tornado 38 illustrated is rotating in a counter-clockwise direction. Conversely, the man-made tornado 60 is rotating in a clockwise direction. This opposite rotation causes the tornado 38 and the man-made tornado 42 to be attracted to each other. With reference to FIG. 5, the lower elevation section of the funnel is attracted to and drawn towards the opposite rotation man-made tornado 58. With reference to FIGS. 6 and 7, when the funnel of the tornado travels over the GAAS area, the man-made tornados 60 with reverse-rotation vortexes 56 teardown the real tornado to protect the metropolitan, civilian and other important facility areas 28.

With reference to FIGS. 8 and 9, the TDTS method described above can be combined with an explosive device for a huge tornado. The TDTS attracts the tornado 38 to the GAAS 22 by a man-made tornado 42 rotating in the same direction to the real tornado as described above. It anchors the moving of the nature tornado funnel. When the tornado 48 is over the GAAS 22 within range of an ELS (explosion and launching system) 30, a material device is launched at the tornado 48. When the material device is inside the core flow of the funnel of the tornado it is detonated creating a material explosion 64 which tears down the tornado. The inventive tornado dynamic teardown system also controls the height of the material explosion 64 within the funnel of the tornado 48. Again, the GAAS is used to protect the metropolitan, civilian and other important facility areas 28.

With reference to FIG. 10, an alternative method for getting a material explosion 64 into a funnel of a tornado 38 is illustrated. For huge tornados, besides the operations as show above, the explosive material can be attached to a balloon, which is sucked into the core flow in a funnel of a tornado. The explosive material exploded at a controlled height according to the process of the tornados dynamic teardown system.

With reference to FIGS. 11 and 12, the destruction of tornados using TDTS (side views) can be accomplished by either the man-made tornado reversed vortexes or the material explosion, which breaks or chokes the funnel, or a combination of both functions acting together. The present invention of the physical model reveals the rheology conservation law acts spontaneously: the small initial tornado teardown dynamic energy will lead the broken sections of the funnel 48 which will result in the destruction of the tornado. The reverse vortex 56 causes the rotation of the lower tornado to slow and the top section 68 of the tornado is sucking back by its cloud base 40 (FIG. 12).

With reference to FIGS. 13 and 14, the inventive TDTS can be used to stop tornados before they are fully formed. According to the present invention of the physical model, the forming of a funnel consumes huge energy so that TDTS can effectively kill a tornado at the stage in its bud. A material device 64 is exploded at the end of a funnel 72 when the funnel is extending down to stop the development of the tornado. The material device can be shot from the ELS 30. An alternative method is to place a material device in the up-flow of a funnel when a tornado is growing up to contact the thunderstorm cloud base and cause a material explosion 64 at a specific altitude. The material device can be placed in the tornado funnel using the ELS 30 or attached to a balloon.

With reference to FIGS. 15 and 16, the TDTS can stop a tornado anywhere, even those that are not over a GAAS. In this long range tornado destruction embodiment, the CSC 26 supplies information to ELS 30 which can deliver the material explosion devices to the funnel of a tornado or the bud that is about to develop into a tornado.

FIG. 17 is a chart that illustrates the energy and time characteristic of disaster weather such as tornados. As illustrated the energy model, there are two energy thresholds: a high-energy threshold and a low-energy threshold. When the high-energy cloud base possess the energy excesses the high-energy threshold, the tornado is forming or growing a suction-funnel. The funnel consumes a huge amount of energy. It causes the energy level of the cloud base below the high-energy threshold, but usually, the energy level of the cloud base is still higher than the low-energy threshold. The higher energy it possesses, the easier the funnel grows. The funnel is a connection between a high-energy cloud base and a low-energy ground environment. It releases a huge amount of energy from the thunderstorm cloud base to its ground surroundings in its lifetime. The disaster weather system continuously maintains a funnel as soon as the energy level of the system is higher than the low-energy threshold. After the funnel is formed, much less energy is required to sustain the tornado. It takes long time for a cloud base to accumulate enough energy to conduct a funnel. The quantity of the energy must exceed the high-energy threshold to start producing a funnel. Because the weather changes tremendously all of the time, the probability of reforming the funnel is very low. Interrupting a funnel to destroy a tornado either during its formation or while it sweeps the ground for a short time using the inventive system is feasible and applicable. DTDS uses this energy model as a guideline to calculate the comprehensive energy of the storm cloud base. It predicts the status of the funnel's forming and tracks path and locations to develop the optimized teardown process. DTDS sets up the dynamic tornado teardown system to use a small and affordable amount of energy to attract and clog up the funnel to break the connection, furthermore, destroy the disaster weather system stopping a tornado's wrecking havoc.

From the description above, a number of advantages of the inventive dynamic tornado teardown system are evident:

    • (a) Stopping a disaster weather system is possible. It just needs a little energy to initialize the functional exchanging of the rheology conservation law and the characteristic of the high speed moving of a tornado helps humans destroy the disaster weather system.
    • (b) Stopping disaster weather such as a tornado during its forming a funnel is easier and can save material explosion energy.
    • (c) Based on the present invention, the funnel quickly releases the energy from a cloud base to the ground. The process of the teardown tornado doesn't start until just before it hits the metropolitan, civilian or other important areas.
    • (d) The man-made tornados can be set in the peripheral area to effectively protect the metropolitan, civilian or other important areas, and can teardown the many kinds of disaster weather systems. Optimization of the reverse rotation man-made tornado process can conserve a huge amount of energy. It also can combine with the material explosion more flexibly to treat a tornado.
    • (e) The present invention illustrates that there are existing resources to begin developing practical systems to stop disaster weather systems. The modern technologies to actively stop a tornado should not be limited to passive action to avoid damage and injury.

Although the description above contains many specifications, these should not be constructed as limiting the scope of the invention, but merely providing illustrations of some of the presently preferred embodiments of this invention. For example, the tornado dynamic teardown system can been built in some different ways. The material device of explosion can be made of many different materials. The devices can been built in may different ways. The man-made tornados can be formed and processed by many different processes. The physical energy model can be applied in guiding many methods to deal with the disaster weather phenomena with suction funnels, etc. Thus the scope of the invention should be determined by the appended claims and their legal equivalents, rather than by the examples given.