This site hosts articles, studies and other information on my works. Some are active topics with research ongoing, such the studies on Castel del Monte. Others are completed works of singular and informative value.

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The following provides a quick overview of the various subjects.

Some is work in progress. We apologize for any shortcomings; please come back to visit us again.

Castel del Monte

An extensive collection of studies and material on Castel del Monte; the work is continuing.

A key study outlines a new theory on the geometric design of Castel del Monte, a subject that many scholars have grappled with.

The new theory outlines a design process by the medieval architects that is both geometric and mathematical. This new concept of the medieval design process is supported by the fact that it reproduces the design geometric forms and measurements in all small details.

The study starts from the religious precepts that guided the designers in the Middle Ages, and retraces the thinking process by the architects of Castel del Monte as they proceeded step-by-step with the geometric design, defining along the way the forms and calculating their dimensions.

Many scholars have tackled this difficult quest, to decipher the geometric design of Castel del Monte. It is a natural response as the visitor to Castel del Monte is struck by the recurring geometric forms and the perfection of the edifice. Heinz Götze called Castel del Monte the geometric marvel of the Middle Ages.

This new study provides the answers. It shows that the design was more than a geometric origami procedure; it was a rational engineering endeavor within the context of the culture and scientific knowledge of the Middle Ages.

The proof is in the results: the geometric forms of the plant design are replicated in all details; the form dimensions are predicated to a precision of less than 0.5%.

It is a window in the science of the Middle Ages, the period of Gothic architecture.

Visit this section for this and much more… Castel del Monte

Stray Voltage

Stray voltage deals with small voltages found on the grounding wires of electric power systems and all interconnected appurtenances, such as metallic water pipes. They are very low and innocuous to humans, except for rare circumstances.

The study of stray voltages was directed at dairy cows that are more sensitive than humans, because of their living environment on the farm. The research reached its highest interest in the 1990s, at the same time that the underlying issue of currents on neutral wires was being studied for the potential health problems it could pose to humans, the electromagnetic field scare of the 1990s (EMF).

Much of the research has peaked in these fields; there are persistent concerns by some, and some research has continued, such as cell phone EMF.

The stray voltage presentation was prepared around 2001 to unravel the misconception about dairy cows stray voltages and provides a layman explanation using the web; please enjoy… Stray Voltage

Please note, the stray voltage presentation makes use of gif-animated figures and pop-up windows; ensure that the pop-up blocker is turned off if you experience problems.

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