As children many of us often played with the wind as it rushed by the car window. Tilting your hand would cause your arm to raise and lower. By cupping your hand just right you can maximize resistance to the passing mass.
This is the difference between "Drag" and "Lift"!
This is the HydroChute difference!
In addition, water is over 800 times denser than air and affected by gravity!
Our 30" diameter, dual-cylinder, self-reciprocating system drives a generator and hydraulic pump from a 1-foot/second flow to prove the HydroChute theories are possible!
The HydroChute technology has the potential to unlock a world of benefits for humanity.
Once we achieved proof-of-concept in an uncontrolled environment via tow testing, we knew we were onto something!
We have now built a flow channel for further development and scientific validation of our technology.
Our channel flows water through twin 30" x 32" inch channels with maximum velocity of approximately 1.2 mph.
In 2017 R&D Engineer, Dr. Pietro Valsecchi, specializing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA), joined our mission. His expertise and field experience led to his engineering a validation method and documentation system to scientifically validate our flow bench He has also co-authored our paper for the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.