Volume 19: Pages 406-411, 2006
Electrogravimagnetics: Practical Modeling Methods of the Polarizable Vacuum — III
Riccardo C. Storti 1, Todd J. Desiato 1
1Delta Group Engineering P/L, 2/19 Firth Street, Melbourne, Australia
Engineering expressions are developed for experimental investigations involving coupling between electromagnetism and gravity. It is shown that an accelerated reference frame may be derived from a superposition of applied electromagnetic (EM) fields and may be characterized by the magnitude of the Poynting vectors. Based on dimensional similarity and the equivalence principle, the engineered acceleration may be used to modify the gravitational acceleration g at the surface of Earth. An engineered change in the value of the refractive index corresponds to an incremental change in the gravitational potential energy. The magnitude of this change and the similarity between an experimental prototype (EP) and the local gravitational environment may then be characterized by a critical ratio KR such that the gravitational acceleration is reduced to zero within a bench‐top test volume, when KR = 1. An engineered refractive index equation is derived that may be used for EM metric engineering purposes. A hypothetical “engineered” polarizable vacuum metric line element is then presented as an example.
Keywords: Buckingham Π theory, electromagnetics, equivalence principle, gravity, physical modeling, polarizable vacuum, zero‐point field
Received: November 25, 2005; Published Online: December 15, 2008