rotary design

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Wednesday, July 01, 1998 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: rotary design

Bill Noble wrote:

> It seems to me from an engineering perspective that the "type 2" gap
> be superior because the heat build up on the electrodes can be conducted
> away (not radiated) along the whole disk.  Just mount the disk on a
> non-conducting shaft.  With one "gap" per disk, you may need several
> but cooling, hence quenching should be measurably superior.

No argument there, except that typically the rotor is set up
to have 2 gaps per disk, located 180deg apart.  The current
then flows across the disk face.